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"Glad that Wrestling will once again be a part of the Olympics. It is a matter of great joy for our nation, especially for our wrestlers: CM"

On the evening of Sunday 8th September 2013 Shri Narendra Modi welcomed the move to reinstate Wrestling as a sport in the Olympics.

Sharing his joy on Twitter, Shri Modi Tweeted, “Glad that Wrestling will once again be a part of the Olympics. It is a matter of great joy for our nation, especially for our wrestlers.”

Earlier, when wrestling had been removed as an Olympic sport Shri Modi had expressed great displeasure at the move. He had said that to oppose a sport like wrestling in the name of modernity is an insult a sport that has been a part of our culture since ancient times. He added that removing wrestling from the Olympics was not good news for any sports lover.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.