PM Modi had a virtual interplay with India’s athletes headed to Tokyo Olympics.© AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with India’s Tokyo-bound athletes on Tuesday ahead of the Olympic Games, which are after all set to receive underway this month after a year’s delay. PM Modi had taken inventory of India’s Olympic preparations on Friday. “Reviewed preparations for facilitation of India’s contingent at @Tokyo2020. Discussed the logistical details, their vaccination status, the multi-disciplinary enhance being provided,” he had written. India will be sending 126 athletes across 18 sports disciplines to Tokyo, which is the largest-ever Indian contingent at any Olympics.
Here are the highlights from his interplay with the athletes:
In the preceding ‘Mann ki Baat’, I had spoken approximately you and other athletes. After your three Gold medals in Paris, the whole country is talking approximately you: PM Modi to Deepika Kumari.
There are expectations, but the biggest expectations are from myself: Deepika Kumari tells PM Modi on how she handles pressure of expectation.
You’re a champion, but your parents are champions too: PM Modi to archer Pravin Jadhav.
I have at all times admired the Indian Army. After playing for five-six years, I used to be invited to sign up for the Army. Since then they have got given me with whatever I have needed: Neeraj Chopra to PM Modi.
Do not fret approximately the pressure of expectations, just give your best: PM Modi to Neeraj Chopra.
You are an athlete that the whole country takes inspiration from. Even a number of the Olympic contingent, there should be athletes who idolise you: PM Modi to Mary Kom
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