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PM Congratulates Indian contingent for their stupendous performance at Tokyo 2020

Calls for keep working to further popularise sports at the grassroots so that new talent emerges

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian contingent for their stupendous performance at the games. As Tokyo 2020 draws to a close, the Prime Minister said that every athlete who represented India is a champion.

He said that the medals India has won have certainly made our nation proud and elated.

At the same time, this is the time to keep working to further popularise sports at the grassroots so that new talent emerges and gets the opportunity to represent India in the times to come.

He also thanked the Government and the people of Japan for hosting a well-organized game. “To host it so successfully, in such times, gave out a strong message of resilience. It also demonstrated how the sport is a great unifier”, said the Prime Minister.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said:

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“As #Tokyo 2020 draws to a close, I would like to congratulate the Indian contingent for their stupendous performance at the games. They personified the best of skill, teamwork, and dedication. Every athlete who represented India is a champion.

The medals India has won have certainly made our nation proud and elated.

At the same time, this is the time to keep working to further popularise sports at the grassroots so that new talent emerges and gets the opportunity to represent India in the times to come. #Tokyo 2020

A special thank you to the Government and people of Japan, especially Tokyo for hosting the well-organized games.

To host it so successfully, in such times, gave out a strong message of resilience. It also demonstrated how the sport is a great unifier. #Tokyo2020”

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