Leading the team in his place of residence, Modi said the athletes come from different states and diverse cultures and play different sports but love for the country and pride in it. ‘Tiranga’ unites them.
Nikhat Zareen donated her boxing gloves to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo PTI)
The Prime Minister said: “The power of the Indian tricolor flag has been witnessed in Ukraine, where it has become a protective shield not only for the people of India but also for the citizens of other countries when leaving the country. battlefield”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat. (Photo PTI)
He also said that the numbers don’t reflect the whole story as many medals that have been missed by the narrowest margin will likely soon be fixed by determined players. Recalling that the country’s athletes have proven their bravery in various events, the Prime Minister said this is definitely a time of excitement and joy for Indian sport.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the captain of the women’s hockey team Savita Punia. (Photo PTI)
“There are also plenty of coaches and colleagues associated with sports management who have played an outstanding role in these successes. But this is also the beginning … we will not sit idly by. that satisfaction. The golden era of Indian sport is knocking on the door,” said the Prime Minister, adding, “Seeing a healthy combination of experience and energy, combined with great teamwork, I can say Indian sport is within safe reach.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with weightlifters Mirabai Chanu. (Photo PTI)
In saying that 31 athletes have won medals for the first time, Modi also specifically mentioned female athletes. “Be it boxing, judo, wrestling, the way our daughters have dominated, that’s just amazing,” he said.