Tokyo Paralympics: You are all winners and role models, PM Narendra Modi tells Indian para athletes

“You are all winners and role models,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told India’s top para athletes, who are set to compete in the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics. PM Modi virtually interacted with 10 athletes, including 2016 Rio edition gold winners Devendra Jhajharia and Mariyappan Thangavelu, and urged them to compete without pressure.

The Paralympics will be held between August 24 to September 5. “In spite of all the difficulties in your lives, you did not lose heart and kept on fighting. By your hard work and strong will, you have reached this stage against all odds. You are going to represent the country in the biggest sporting stage,” Modi said.

“You all are winners and role models. You should not play with pressure. I hope you all will give your best and medals will follow. You will make the country proud.”

India is sending a 54-member team – the largest ever – in the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics with hopes that the country will produce its best ever performance. The team has some of the brightest medal prospects like Jhajharia, seeking his third Paralympics gold (after 2004 and 2016) in F-46 javelin throw, Mariyappan (T-63 high jump) and world champion Sandeep Choudhary (F-64 javelin throw)

Editor JK News Updates

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

Taliban changes Afghanistan’s name to ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’

Tue Aug 17 , 2021
A day after Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani stepped down from his post and the Taliban took over control of Kabul, Taliban Leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, was on August 16, declared the new President of Afghanistan, Sentinel Assam reported. Additionally, Afghanistan’s name was changed to the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” […]

Breaking News

About Us

We love WordPress and we are here to provide you with professional looking WordPress themes so that you can take your website one step ahead. We focus on simplicity, elegant design and clean code.
%d bloggers like this: