NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck.
At the function held at the Manekshaw Centre, PM Modi interacted individually with the sportspersons, and wished them luck for the August 5-21 Games.
India will be sending its biggest ever contingent to the Olympics this year with more than 100 athletes having already qualified in 13 sporting disciplines. The previous highest was 83 that the country sent in the 2012 Olympics in London.
More athletes are likely to qualify in the coming days, and the Sports Ministry and the IOA are expecting more than 110 to represent the country in the Games.
Faridabad - 2 hours ago
Superb act of motivating and encouraging players bound to go to Rio Olympic games by PM Modi.
This is what Modi does best ... meetings, photos, yoga, selfie etc.
Soon you will see modi coming to the Olympic ground abroad. Next forign trip
Very good gesture shown by our PM. This will really motivate our athletes in the Olympics. Hope we will get more medals this year as compared to last. ..
As India continues improving through God and Hinduism, it has the potential to be a giant in Sports.
Self Employed Indian
All the Best..
Shankar Narayan Sarma
Encouragement to the Sports persons participating in Rio games. Prime Minister''s good gesture towards Sports people. Highly appreciable.
Another feat completely unheard of during scamgress govt. achedinagaye!!!
#ModiBestPM it is first time INdian PM wishing for team india sports person of olympic games. Great act by PM Modji God Bless Indian PM
These kind of gestures motivates the sports person alot. Most of them are playing for the country and their passion not money.
I wish to see 5 gold medals in this Olympic.
We, too, like Modi, wish the Rio bound Indian athletes good luck. Let them shine the name of India, not only in Rio, but all over the world.
Rajendar Kumar Sharma, Brigadier
Wishing the Indian contingent Good luck and God speed. May they return with a medal each and make the Nation proud.
Good luck folks !
Dr. Vilas Ravat
Such type of sprit India miss during gandhi family influanced PM tenures