Your achievements will encourage budding athletes: PM Modi to Paralympians

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/12/2021 3:19:35 PM Sports and Culture

New Delhi: Earlier, this week PM Modi had a special interaction with Paralympians at his official residence. He had a candid interaction with the Paralympics medallists and asked them about their journey, struggles, and how they defeated adversity to become successful athletes for the nation.

The footage of PM Modi's interaction with the Indian Paralympics contingent was shared by his official handle on Twitter on Sunday.

"Your achievement will significantly boost the morale of the entire sporting community in the country, and budding sportspersons will feel encouraged to come forward to take up sports. Your indomitable spirit and willpower are praiseworthy in light of the insurmountable odds that the para-athletes have overcome in their lives," said PM Modi during his interaction with the para-athletes.

"The whole contingent along with the support deserves credit for enhancing India's reputation in Japan with their performances. When you play for India, you are India's ambassadors and they see the country through you," the Prime Minister added.

He also urged the athletes to take defeat in stride and set an example for society to follow. "A true sportsperson does not get bogged down by defeat or victory, and keeps moving forward."

A stole, signed by all the medallists, was also gifted to the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the para-athletes expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister for hosting them at his residence.

India won five gold, seven silver, and six bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.


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