New Delhi: On the occasion of 75th Independence Day of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted the players participating in the Tokyo Olympics from the Red Fort.
PM praises Olympic players
Praising the best Indian sportspersons in the history of the Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that they have not only won our hearts but have done a great job of inspiring the generations to come.
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India’s best performance in Olympic history
India has won 7 medals including 1 gold in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, performing the best ever. PM Modi said in his speech, ‘Young generation, who brought glory to India in the Olympics, our athletes, our players are among us in this event today. Some are here and some are sitting in front.
It is a matter of pride for the country whether it is education or sports, board results or Olympic medal, our daughters are performing phenomenally today.
Today the daughters of India are eager to take their space: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
Applause for Olympic Players
PM Modi said, ‘I tell the countrymen, those who are present here and all those who are present in this ceremony in every corner of India, that for our players, let’s respect them by applause for a few moments. Respect for the sports of India, Honor for the young generation of India, Honor for the youth who made India proud. The country, crores of countrymen, today with thunderous applause, these soldiers of our country are proud and respecting the young generation of the country.
Addressing the nation from the Red Fort. Watch. https://t.co/wEX5viCIVs
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the sportspersons have done a great job of motivating the young generation of India. He said, ‘Athletes especially we can be proud that they have not only won our hearts but they have done a great job of inspiring the generations to come, the young generation of India.’
India got medals in these games
Neeraj Chopra created history by winning gold in javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics. Apart from this, the Indian men’s hockey team won the first medal in the Olympics after the 1980 Moscow Olympics and deserved the bronze. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and wrestler Ravi Dahiya won silver medals while badminton star PV Sindhu, Bajrang Punia in wrestling and Lovlina Borgohain in boxing got bronze medals.