I can see that we have put in place a system that is working to find and hone the best talent. Khelo India Games, Scholarship, and Recognized Academy is a step towards this. Athletes who are good go on to the development group in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and the best talent is supported by the TOPS (core group).
The participation of private companies is also increasing significantly. Even crowdfunding is also being seen at times. With a more advanced professional approach, a system is being developed with a focus on high-performance growth across all sectors. I can say without hesitation that this is a wonderful time for Indian sports.
I can see that Tokyo 2020 has already achieved some new milestones. This time India is sending its largest contingent to the Olympics so far. For me, it is a sign of good work that everyone has done together so that athletes can fulfill their dreams. So this time we can expect more medals. I know anything can happen in sports, but when we have given our athletes the best opportunities to prepare and they are mentally and physically well prepared, we can expect good results. Huh.
In 1992, when I saw an archer shooting an Olympic torch and lighting the Olympic torch on black and white TV, that was what ignited the fire within me. I followed the Sydney Games very well as I started my journey as a shooter. Having participated in four Olympics, I now expect my athletes to give us many fond memories from Tokyo.