Kolkata: Kolkata’s iconic Howrah Bridge on the Hooghly river was painted in Olympic colors on Monday evening. People welcomed this move openly and expressed happiness about it. Sports lovers have shared the sparkling pictures and videos of this bridge on social media.
What is the purpose of lighting?
Tokyo Olympics will start from July 23, Indian players have reached the capital of Japan and are preparing fiercely to get India gold there. An initiative of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port, Kolkata under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways aims to create an atmosphere ahead of this mega game event.
keep our flag high
Celebrating the Sporting spirit at the greatest sporting arena,
Take a glimpse of the dazzling and radiant Howrah Bridge immersed in the colors of #Olympics
Mopsw wishes the Indian Content a grand success at #TokyoOlympics
— Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (@shipmin_india) July 17, 2021
5 colors are the symbol of the Olympics
A video posted by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port said, “Today the Howrah Bridge is shining in colors representing the confluence of the world’s greatest athletes from 5 continents at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The five interlaced rings – blue, yellow, black, green and red – are the symbols of the Olympics, symbolizing the union of the 5 continents.
Iconic Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) illuminated for #Tokyo2020 #Cheer4India #TokyoOlympics2020
@SMPort_Kolkata @YASMinistry @Media_SAI @MIB_India @PIB_India @DDBanglaNews @airnews_kolkata pic.twitter.com/KUOvfzTBUt
— PIB in West Bengal (@PIBKolkata) July 19, 2021
India hopes for medals
Significantly, more than 11,000 athletes are participating in the Tokyo Olympics. In which India has 127 players who will show their talent in 18 sports. India expects medals in shooting, boxing, archery, wrestling, badminton, men’s hockey and athletics.