India at Tokyo Paralympics: PM Narendra Modi to interact with athletes ahead of their trip to Tokyo Paralympic Games via virtual conference- Follow LIVE updates –Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with the Indian para-athletes as they head to Tokyo for the Paralympic Games. The Tokyo Paralympic Games is scheduled to be held between August 24 and September 5. India will start its campaign on August 27 with men’s and women’s archery events. A record number of 54 para-athletes in 9 different divisions are participating in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and expectations are high from India’s contingent as always.
India at Tokyo Paralympics: PM Narendra Modi to interact with athletes ahead of their trip to Tokyo Paralympic Games via virtual conference- Follow LIVE updates
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Earlier this week, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur said the medal winners in the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games will be rewarded at this year’s National Sports Awards. In July, PM Modi had also interacted with the Indian athletes’ bound for Tokyo Olympics. Prime Minister Modi had also discussed the inspirational journeys of some of the athletes on Mann Ki Baat, besides urging the nation to come forward and wholeheartedly support them.
Anurag Thakur said they are expecting a good show from the Indian para-athletes in the upcoming Paralympic Games just as the Indian contingent rose to the challenge in the Tokyo Olympics. Coming back to the Paralympics, Thangavelu Mariyappan, Rio 2016 Gold Medal winner, will be the flag bearer of India while Gursharan Singh shall be the Chef de Mission of the Indian team.