PM Modi urges country to support India’s Olympic-bound athletes by looking at their struggles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded India’s Olympic-bound athletes, saying that they have all endured “years of toil” and the country should support them without criticising them during the Tokyo Olympics in July. A lot more than 100 athletes have made their place for this mega-event, which was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be held with safe precautions protocols from July 23 to August 8 in the Japanese capital.

PM Modi said in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ address to the nation, “Every player going to Tokyo has had one’s share of struggle, and years of toil. They are going not only for themselves but for the country. These players also have to enhance the glory of India and win the hearts of the people and that is why my countrymen I want to advise you too, that we should not pressurize these players knowingly or unknowingly. But support them with an open mind and bolster the enthusiasm of every player.”


The Prime Minister further added, “In our country, most of the sportspersons hail from the smaller towns and villages. Our team that is going to Tokyo too has many such players whose life inspires a lot.” He also lauded Jadhav and Goel for upcoming tough circumstances to qualify for their first Olympic Games.

Modi also briefly touched upon the life of Bhavani, who is the first fencer from the country to qualify for the Games. In less than a month Tokyo Olympics are beginning from 23rd July to 8th August. As per protocol limited fans are allowed to enter the stadium which is 10,000 approx in every venue. Also, IOC (International Olympic Committee) has eased COVID-19 test requirements for Indian athletes. With along PM Modi, we all wish the athletes to succeed in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.