Independence Day: PM Modi salutes the players of Tokyo Olympics from Red Fort


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.

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.

‘Players inspired’

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.


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