Best wishes to our Athletes, I am sure they will do India proud!

Published By : Admin | July 27, 2012 | 12:32 IST
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Shri Narendra Modi extends his good wishes to Indian athletes participating at 2012 Summer Olympics

Best wishes to our athletes. They will perform well and do India proud: Shri Modi

Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi today wished the Indian contingent participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics the very best in their quest for national glory. The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad will be held in the British capital London from 27th July to 12th August 2012.

Shri Modi wished them the very best and expressed hope that they will perform wonderfully and do India proud. 

Currently, Shri Modi is on the final leg of his historic tour to Japan where he has gone to strengthen mutual ties between Gujarat and Japan. 

The Chief Minister himself is a great sports lover and has tried to give a boost to sporting activities in the state over the last decade. He has repeatedly expressed his desire to make sports a mass movement that can make an immense contribution to the state as well as the individual.

Over the past few years, he has also taken some novel initiatives to promote sports in Gujarat. Most notable is the annual Khel Mahakumbh, a sports extravaganza for sportsmen in Gujarat. In the 2011 Khel Mahakumbh, 18.24 lakh athletes took part in the extravaganza. Prizes worth Rs. 40 crore were distributed to the winners. 2011 Khel Mahakumbh also special as more than 60,000 specially abled athletes participated in the event. Many of them even broke various records. Shri Modi was extremely proud and called it a true celebration of sport as a mass movement. In addition, beach sports were organized for the first time for the Sagarkhedu (coastal) communities.  Leading Bollywood star Akshay Kumar also came to inaugurate the 2011 Mahakumbh. 

 

Infact, the Special Olympics Family acknowledged the true spirit of the Khel Mahakumbh through 2 letters and they wrote that such initiatives would lead the way in creating a larger movement across all nations.

Before the Khel Mahakumbh, Shri Modi has released 3 special booklets for specially abled sports persons as well as books of cricket, athletics and chess in braille script. These are truly commendable steps that will go a long way to promote sports in Gujarat. Just recently, he had flagged off the Sabarmati Marathon in Ahmedabad and a Junior National Aquatic meet at Rajkot. 

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Virtual Meeting between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting today with H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security, development cooperation, connectivity, post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people ties. They expressed satisfaction at the pace of bilateral cooperation.

PM Hun Sen emphasised the importance that Cambodia attaches to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi reciprocated the sentiment and stressed Cambodia’s valued role in India’s Act East policy. The leaders reviewed the robust development partnership between both countries, including capacity building programmes and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation framework. Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the historical and civilizational links between the two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries.

Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked India for providing 3.25 lakh doses of Indian-manufactured Covishield vaccines to Cambodia under Quad Vaccine Initiative.

The two leaders complimented each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia being celebrated this year. As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Modi invited His Majesty the King of Cambodia and Her Majesty Queen Mother to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

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