Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted through video conferencing with the Indian Para-athlete team going to participate in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. In the Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo from August 24 to September 5, 54 para-athletes will participate in 9 different sports events from India. PM Modi wished all these athletes to perform their best in Paralympic Games and win maximum medals for the country. India will start its campaign at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 with archery events in the women’s and men’s categories on August 27.
Earlier, at the beginning of this virtual program, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur thanked PM Modi for his support to the athletes of the country. The Sports Minister said, “Your encouragement being given to the athletes in the country will motivate the youth to move ahead in the field of sports and bring laurels to the country in this.” Law Minister Kiren Rijiju was also present in the program.
PM Modi congratulates para-shooter Jyoti Balan did encourage
Praising para-shooter Jyoti Balan, PM Modi gave him his best wishes for the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. The PM said, “This is your first Olympics. Your parents have fought a lot for you. You are an inspiration to all. I would like to appreciate your mother who bravely faced every challenge. You A great daughter and sister. This country will take inspiration from your struggle.”
Mariyappan Thangavelu will be the flag bearer of the Indian team
Para high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu will be the flag bearer of the Indian team at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics 2020. In his interaction with Prime Minister Modi, Thangavelu said that his only goal is to bring glory to the country. He said, “I had an accident at a very young age. But I did not let it dominate me. I have been participating in international events continuously since 2011. Once again medal for the country in Tokyo Committed to bring At the same time, he said, “My coach has helped me a lot. Also the government, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Paralympic Committee have supported me a lot. I want to tell all the athletes that they hope to move forward anytime. Don’t leave.” Let us inform that Thangavelu won the gold medal in the T-42 category of high jump at the Rio Paralympics.
Two-time gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia expressed his gratitude to the PM
Devendra Jhajharia, who won gold medals in the F46 category of Javelin Throw at the 2004 Athens and 2016 Rio Paralympics, thanked PM Modi and said, “Sir, you have always encouraged us and now we will do our best in Tokyo. I was told that pay attention to studies, you cannot do anything in sports and I took this thing as a challenge. Javelin throw is my passion and my wife also supports me constantly to move forward in this sport. have come.”
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