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Shri Narendra Modi congratulates Pankaj Advani and Rupesh Shah for their wonderful performance at World Billiards Championship 

Rupesh Shah hails from Gujarat

Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Shri Pankaj Advani and Shri Rupesh Shah for their stellar performance at the World Billiards Championship in Leeds, UK. Shri Modi said that both these athletes have done the nation very proud by winning their titles not once repeatedly. While Shri Rupesh Shah won the World Billiards Title for the 2nd time, Shri Pankaj Advani received his 8th world title.

Shri Rupesh Shah hails from Gujarat and joins Shri Geet Sethi in the group of billiard champions from Gujarat.

Shri Modi is an avid sports lover and has left no stone unturned to promote a culture of sport and sportsmanship among the people of Gujarat. A notable example of his efforts is the Khel Mahakumbh, which is a sports extravaganza in which people from all over the state participate. In 2011, for the first time 60,000 specially abled athletes joined the sports extravaganza.

The Chief Minister has been the force behind the setting up of a Sports University and has envisioned the setting up of sport schools in every district of Gujarat. During the Vivekananda Yuva Parishads held through the last month he presented sports kits to youngsters.

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PM thanks World Leaders for their greetings on 76th Independence Day
August 15, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has thanked World Leaders for their greetings and wishes on the occasion of 76th Independence Day.

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you for your Independence Day wishes, PM Anthony Albanese. The friendship between India and Australia has stood the test of time and has benefitted both our peoples greatly."

In response to a tweet by the President of Maldives, the Prime Minister said;

"Grateful for your wishes on our Independence Day, President @ibusolih. And for your warm words on the robust India-Maldives friendship, which I second wholeheartedly."

In response to a tweet by the President of France, the Prime Minister said;

"Touched by your Independence Day greetings, President @EmmanuelMacron. India truly cherishes its close relations with France. Ours is a bilateral partnership for global good."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Prime Minister said;

"I thank @PMBhutan Lotay Tshering for his Independence Day wishes. All Indians cherish our special relationship with Bhutan - a close neighbour and a valued friend."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominica, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you, PM Roosevelt Skerrit, for your greetings on our Independence Day. May the bilateral relations between India and the Commonwealth of Dominica continue to grow in the coming years."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Prime Minister said;

"Honoured to receive your Independence Day wishes, PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. India and Mauritius have very deep cultural linkages. Our nations are also cooperating in a wide range of subjects for the mutual benefit of our citizens."

In response to a tweet by the President of Madagascar, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you President Andry Rajoelina for wishing us on our Independence Day. As a trusted developmental partner, India will always work with Madagascar for the welfare of our people."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Nepal, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you for the wishes, PM @SherBDeuba. May the India-Nepal friendship continue to flourish in the years to come."