Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite the entire Indian Olympics contingent to the Red Fort as special guests. The PM is also expected to personally meet & interact with all of them around that time. All the participants will also go his residence for the interaction, in addition to the programme at the Red Fort.
India sent a 228-member strong contingent to participate in 18 sporting events in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2021.
India has won two medals – 1 silver and 1 bronze – in the mega sporting event so far. Reigning world champion P V Sindhu bagged her second successive Olympic medal on Sunday beating China’s He Bing Jiao. The 26-year-old Indian on Sunday etched her name among the all-time greats after winning badminton’s women’s singles bronze medal to add to the silver she won at Rio de Janeiro five years back. She became the first Indian woman and second overall from the country to achieve the feat.
Prior to Sindhu, weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu claimed the silver medal in the 49kg category.