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Gandhinagar, Thursday: French multinational sports company Oxylane Decathon Sports CEO Mr. Loic Lecomte and its Indian subsidiary CEO Mr. Michel Aballea met Gujarat Chief Minster Mr. Narendra Modi here today and offered to set up three Sports Villages in Gujarat.

The French MNC which h as entered as a sports retailer in 17 countries showed interest to set up the first Sports Village near Ahmedab ad for which they applied for a 20- acre land. It will create new opportunities, human resource development for sports, sports mega stores and sports products available elsewhere in the world, besides b asic infrastructure facilities.

The Chief Minister brief them about India’s biggest sports festival Khel Mahakumbha the pilot projects conceived for Sabarmati Riverfront and forthcoming Kankaria Lak Carnival and other activities being taken up to celebrate Swami Vivekanand’s 150th birth anniversary year as Youth Power Day from January 2012, Gujarat Sports University and Rakshashakti University.

The French MNC honchos praised Gujarat’s initiative and strategy to develop sports activities in the state.

Those present during the meeting included Chief Minister’s Secretary Mr. A.K. Sharma and Sports Secretary Mr. Bhagyesh Jha.

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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."