India at Tokyo Olympics: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli took it to Twitter and Instagram to congratulate Lovely Professional University for breaking the record of Olympics participation. A total of eleven students from Lovely Professional University (LPU) are part of the Indian contingent that is representing the country at the Tokyo Olympics. “India needs 10 more LPUs. Best of luck to the 11 LPU students who are representing India at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Truly a great achievement!” said Virat Kohli in his Instagram post. Follow Indians in Tokyo Olympics on Day 5 only with InsideSport.co for minute to minute updates
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Star wrestler Bajrang Punia is pursuing MA in public administration at the university, para-athlete Nishad Kumar (BA), javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (BA), and sprinter Amoj Jacob (BPEd) are part of the Indian contingent, according to the press release.
Seven players, including captain Manpreet Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, all students of MBA, Dilpreet Singh, and Mandeep Singh, pursuing graduation, of the Indian men’s hockey team are LPU students. Chancellor, LPU Ashok Mittal said: “We feel proud that near 10% of the Indian Olympic participants LPU students.”
Chancellor, Lovely Professional University, Ashok Mittal said, “We congratulate all our students for making it to the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics, and elated too that they are presently representing the country. We indeed feel proud that near 10% of the Indian Olympic participants are LPU students. The entire LPU community along with the nation is praying that they win medals at the Olympics and make us even more proud.”
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina also posted a tweet to cheer the Indian team at Olympics. “It fills us with immense pride to see our country represent at the Tokyo Olympics, my best wishes to the team! You have the nation’s support, go get it!@ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI @IndianOlympians #Tokyo2020#Cheer4India,” Raina wrote on Twitter.
It fills us with immense pride to see our country represent at the Tokyo Olympics, my best wishes to the team! You have the nation’s support, go get it! 💪🇮🇳 @ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI @IndianOlympians #Tokyo2020 #Cheer4India
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 18, 2021
BCCI shared Virat Kohli’s video where he said, “Watch our Indian athletes on Tokyo Olympics.” BCCI wrote in the caption,”#TeamIndia captain
They have trained hard and are raring to go.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 10, 2021
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) July 18, 2021