Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind interacted with the CWG medallists of the recently-concluded 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games at Lok Kalyan Marg and Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and praised their sporting feats that have raised India’s stature.
PM Modi meets and greets CWG medallists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with all the medal winners of the recently-concluded 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia.
The Prime Minister congratulated all the medal winners and also complimented those who failed to clinch medals but had performed creditably.
Insisting that accomplishments in the sporting arena inspire everyone, Prime Minister Modi told the medal winners that whenever a sportsperson of the country wins on the global sporting stage, it is the Indian flag that rises.
The Prime Minister added that today, the life of a sportsperson can span several decades. In this context, he gave the example of Mary Kom, who is winning gold medals even as she is Member of Parliament.
He also mentioned Pullela Gopichand, who is mentoring and coaching many different players, after an immensely successful career as a player.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi also urged the sportspersons to remember and keep in touch with the various Gurus, mentors and teachers, who have guided them right from childhood.
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, was also present on the occasion.
President Ram nath Kovind invites CWG medallists at Rashtrapati Bhavan
President Ram Nath Kovind met with the medal winners of the recently-concluded 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games here at Rashtrapati Bhawan.-- Advertisement --
Most of the Gold Coast medal winners, including shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, wrestler Babita Phogat, shooters Jitu Rai, Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala, boxers MC Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu met the President.
After the meeting, President Kovind took to his Twitter handle to express delightment and said that the entire nation is extremely proud of their remarkable achievements.
“Delighted to meet Indian medal winners of Commonwealth Games 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Their hard work, tenacity and perseverance continue to inspire millions to bring laurels for the country. The entire nation is extremely proud of their remarkable achievements,” he said.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also interacted with the medal winners of the Gold Coast here at Lok Kalyan Marg and said that their sporting feats have raised India’s stature.
The Prime Minister had congratulated all the medal winners and also complimented those who failed to clinch medals but had performed creditably.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games has been India’s third most successful CWG of all time.
India won a total of 66 medals, which included 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze.
Earlier, India won 101 medals in the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 and 69 medals in the 2002 Melbourne Games.