Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PM Narendra Modi lauds India’s para-athletes, says, ‘remote areas are full of talent:’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur spoke to Indian para-athlete contingent for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Tuesday. The online video conferencing also saw the participation of their families guardians and coaches. During the interaction, PM Modi lauded the athletes for their hard work and emphasized the huge talent that resides in India’s remote areas and villages. He said we have to think of our youth and ensure that they should get all the resources and facilities.
“Whatever state, the region you belong to, whatever language you speak, above all this, today you are ‘Team India. This spirit should permeate every part of our society at every level“, the Prime Minister said emphasizing the motto of Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat.
PM wants athletes to give their best
Narendra Modi boosted the Indian contingent’s confidence by saying that he is hopeful that India will create new history at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Recognizing their hard work and efforts, PM acknowledged para-athletes’ self-confidence and willpower. The Prime Minister said New India does not put pressure on athletes for medals but expects them to give their best. He furthered that the country has full faith in their efforts whether they win or miss.
Seminars conducted to acclimatize contingent for international settings
Appreciating the players’ mental and physical resolve, PM valued the players for putting their best foot forward. Besides, three sessions were conducted through workshops and seminars on sports psychology for the contingent. This would come helpful for the players to settle well in the international arena.
Divyang Jan facilities being improvised all over India
In the interaction, PM explicitly mentioned the government has moved the emphasis of Divyang Jan from welfare to responsibility. In fact, the parliament enacted a law like The Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act to provide comprehensive security to the Divyang Jan. In the light of the same, the government is working hard on infrastructure, education to have adequate services for Divyang Jan.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020 will commence from August 24. For the same, 54 para-athletes from across 9 sports disciplines will be heading to Tokyo to represent the nation. This is India’s biggest ever contingent to the Paralympic Games.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PM Narendra Modi lauds India’s para-athletes, says, ‘remote areas are full of talent’
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