The 222 member Indian contingent qualified for the XXI Commonwealth Games got a warm send-off from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Along with IOA members, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Mos Kiren Rijiju were also present to motivate the Indian athletes as they departed to Gold Coast, Australia to participate in the 21st Commonwealth Games.
A perfect send off for XXI Commonwealth Games
Chief Guest Rajnath Singh, Minister for Home Affairs, and Guest of Honour Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, wished good luck to the Indian athletes and officials for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Meanwhile, Narinder Dhruv Batra, President Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said, “It gives me immense pleasure to send one of our finest teams to compete at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. We are confident that this contingent will return victorious and make the nation proud.”
Wishing good luck to the Indian contingent, Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General of IOA, said, “I am sure our athletes will perform their personal best in these Games and bring back more medals this time”.
He also urged the athletes to play safe and fair, respecting the rules of the sport.
A strong Indian contingent for XXI Commonwealth Games
India will see participation of 222 athletes from 15 different sports including Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, and Hockey, Lawn bowls, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Para Sports.
Athletics, Lawn bowls, Boxing, Weightlifting and Basketball teams have already left to Gold Coast for their preparatory camps and to get acclimatized to the weather conditions in Australia.
The prestigious 2018 Commonwealth Games will begin in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4.