The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met over 60 athletes who shall be part of India’s contingent at the Rio Olympic Games.
The Prime Minister met each athlete individually, besides interacting informally with the athletes. He encouraged the athletes to perform to the best of their ability in the world’s biggest sporting arena.
Several former Olympians including MC Mary Kom, Anju Bobby George and P. Gopichand were among those present at the gathering.
Over 100 Indian athletes from 13 different disciplines have qualified for the Rio Olympics.
The Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Dr. Jitendra Singh was also present on the occasion.