New Delhi: Lauding the achievements of the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Paralympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the players he gets ‘motivated’ by them, shows a video of the prime minister’s interaction with the sportspersons released on Sunday.
“I get motivation from you all,” the prime minister told the contingent when he hosted them at his residence in Delhi.
The Prime Minister had met India’s 54-membered paralympics contingent at his residence in Delhi on Thursday.
In a video released on the official Twitter account of PM Modi, he can be seen interacting with the entire contingent and lauding them for overcoming adversities.
He said their achievements will boost the confidence of other sportspersons.
“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. This performance has led to awareness about sports that is increasing by leaps and bounds in the country,” he said.
He also praised the spirit and willpower of the contingent and said that the performance is praiseworthy looking at the odds that the para-athletes have overcome in their lives.
The para-athletes also thanked the PM for inviting them and said that they feel honoured to share a table with him.
Several players also gifted the PM autographed sporting equipment used by them during the Paralympics. A stole, signed by all medalists, was also gifted to the Prime Minister.
After its best ever performance at the Olympics, India clinched 19 medals, including five golds, at the Paralympics held in Tokyo.
A 54 member team of para-athletes from across nine sports disciplines represented the nation in Tokyo Paralympics. This was India’s biggest ever contingent to the Paralympic Games and India recorded its highest tally of medals at the Paralympics so far. (UNI)