Prime Minister Narendra Modi while talking to the players carrying the tricolor in the Olympics and encouraging them said, the country has high hopes for you. But don't let expectations overwhelm you by making them a burden, instead build the foundation of your victory. The lofty building of success stands on a strong foundation, the nation is waiting for better results of your hard work and preparation.
During the virtual session, Modi inspired shuttler PV Sindhu, boxer Mary Kom and TT player Sharath Kamal for better results by taking lessons from past performances. At the same time, new faces like shooter Saurabh Chaudhary and Elvenil Valarivan taught them to aim with new energy.
PM told the players, without taking the stress of the expectations of the country, focus on your better performance, the whole country stands with you. During this, new Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and his colleague Minister of State for Sports Nishit Pramanik, former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present. The Tokyo Olympics will begin on 23 July and end on 8 August amid the corn epidemic. For the first time, players will perform in the stadium in the absence of spectators.
Said to Sindhu, for victory, we will eat ice cream together
Reminding PV Sindhu of her hard work, PM Modi asked, did you stop eating ice cream for the 2016 Olympics, does this discipline continue for the Tokyo Olympics as well.
In response, Sindhu said, I have to take special care of the food. On this Modi said, you come by winning, we will eat ice cream together. PV Sindhu, who had made the country proud by winning a silver medal in the last Olympics, will definitely be eyeing gold this time. Apart from Sindhu, Modi promised all the players that when they return, Madi will spend time with them.
Our players are a reflection of the new India
Our young and experienced players are a reflection of the new India, Modi said. Their courage and confidence will pave the way for their victory. The entire nation stands with your discipline and commitment. You are our pride.
Archers Deepika and Praveen learn to aim
Modi taught archers Deepika Kumari and Praveen Jadhav to aim at their targets without deviating from the expectations of the nation and their family members. Modi said, the country is talking about Deepika's golden target in the Paris World Cup, you are number one in the world, the most special. We are confident that like Paris, we will target gold in Tokyo.
Golden hook to Mary Kom
"Who is your favorite athlete and what is your favorite shot," Modi asked Mary Kom, who won a bronze in the Olympics and was a six-time world champion. Mary Kom's answer was Muhammad Ali and Hook. On this, Modi said, the country is confident that you will create history by doing a golden hook in Tokyo.
Salute to Sindhu's parents
During this, PM Modi also talked to the parents of PV Sindhu and saluted them for living their daughter's dream and walking in her success.