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PM Modi flags off 'Run for Rio', motivates Indian contingent for Olympics
Our athletes will win hearts of the world & showcase what India is about: PM
During our term in office so far, we have focussed tremendously on sports: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today flagged off the “Run For Rio” at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi.

The Prime Minister said every athlete of the Indian contingent has worked hard to earn his or her place, and the players will surely give their best for the country at the Rio Olympics. He expressed confidence that the Indian athletes would win the hearts of people across the world, and show the world what India is about.

Urging the nation to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from today itself, he asked every district of the country to ensure that at least one athlete from the district qualifies for the Olympics next time.

The Prime Minister said this time the contingent has been sent in advance, so that players get familiar with the conditions.

The Prime Minister wished all the athletes well for the Olympic Games. “Sports is a necessity of Life. Let everyone play and shine,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister later released the Olympic Brochure, and flagged off the Run For Rio.

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The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi has called upon yoga acharyas, and yoga pracharaks and everyone connected with yoga work to ensure that yoga reaches every corner of the world. He was speaking on the occasion of Seventh International Yoga Day.

Quoting from Gita, The Prime Minister said we need to continue moving on the collective journey of yoga as yoga has solution for everyone. Freedom from sufferings is yoga and it helps everyone, said the Prime Minster.

Noting the growing popularity and people’s interest in yoga the Prime Minister said, it is important that yoga reaches to every person while keeping intact its foundation and core. Yoga acharyas and all of us should contribute in this task of taking yoga to everyone, said the Prime Minister.