NEW DELHI, August 9: India’s prosperity at the Tokyo Olympic Games reflects New India’s craving to overwhelm the world, even in sports, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, said as he congratulated the medallists who carried shrubs to the country, at a capacity here on Monday.
“The accomplishment of Team India at the Olympics is an impression of how New India wants and tries to overwhelm the world… even in sports. The Olympic Games showed us that with self-restraint and devotion we can be champions,” Thakur said at a capacity coordinated by the Ministry at the Ashoka Hotel here to observe India’s prosperity at the Tokyo Olympics that closed on Sunday.
“Group India dominated and enlivened while Indians cheered and commended for what it’s worth. Really, sports is an incredible unifier as our competitors come from towns and urban areas, north to south, from east to west. Their excursion is a fantastic story of flexibility and donning greatness,” the priest added.
Among the individuals who were congratulated at the occasion on Monday were Neeraj Chopra, the principal Indian to win a gold award in sports and just the second from the nation to win an individual gold decoration in the Olympics, grappler Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Mirabai Chanu, both of whom won silver decorations, and bronze medallists PV Sindhu (badminton), Bajrang Punia (wrestling), fighter Lovlina Borgohain and individuals from the men’s hockey group.
Likewise present at the celebration felicitation program at the Ashoka Hotel were Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik.
Gold medallist Chopra, silver medallist Dahiya, bronze medallists Punia, Lovlina and the hockey group got back after a long trip on Monday subsequent to going to the end function of Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday night.
The Sports Minister additionally said that there were numerous firsts for India at Tokyo. “A 128-part Indian unexpected, seven Olympic decorations, our first Olympic gold award Anurag Thakur in games, two progressive awards in back to back Olympic Games by PV Sindhu, a decoration (bronze) won by the Indian men’s group in hockey following a hole of 41 years and a noteworthy section to the elimination rounds by the ladies’ hockey group,” he said.
“We likewise had the main female mariner from India to fit the bill for the Olympics — Nethra Kumanan, first Indian fencer from India to come to the Olympics — Bhavani Devi, the best spot accomplished by an Indian in equestrian eventing — Fouaad Mirza, the best-at any point finish for Indian rowers, the most noteworthy put wrap up by an Indian in golf by Aditi Ashok and a public record was set in steeplechase by Avinash Sable,” he said as he recorded the significant accomplishments by the Indian unexpected.
“Also, let me add, the establishments of sports in India are firm; under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration different plans, for example, TOPS and Khelo India have Anurag Thakur shown results guaranteeing platform finish. We will keep on supporting our sportspersons and we attempt to make India a brandishing force to be reckoned with,” the pastor asserted.
Previous Sports Minister Rijiju adulated the exhibitions of the competitors and repeated that India will be a power to deal with by the 2028 Olympics. “I’m excited indeed to impart this space to our hero competitors today. This is a notable occasion with India enrolling its best-ever execution in the Olympics,” said Rijiju.
“We have a lot to be glad for; we have a hockey decoration following 41 years and a first-historically speaking gold in games. Also, it’s not simply our award victors, every competitor has placed their best in Tokyo and I praise every one of them. This is only the start since India’s resurgence in sport is noticeable now and I am sure that by 2028 Olympics India will be a power to deal with.