Shri Narendra Modi congratulates Mary Kom for winning the Bronze Medal at the London Olympics
Hearty congratulations to Mary Kom. She has not only won a bronze but also the hearts of a billion Indians! We are all proud of her: Shri Modi
Being an avid sports follower, Shri Modi has followed the Olympics closely.
Mary Kom’s stellar performance at the ring has delighted India. On the evening of Wednesday, 8th August 2012 Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Mary Kom for winning the Bronze Medal at the London Olympics.
Shri Modi himself is a keen follower of sports and has been following the events at the Olympics since they commenced on 27th July. At the start of the Olympics, Shri Modi extended his god wishes to the Indian athletes. He Tweeted,“Wishing the very best to our athletes participating in the London Olympics. I am confident they will make India proud.”
Shri Modi remains extremely passionate about sport and has always worked towards making sport a mass movement. A fine example of his initiatives can be seen in the annual Khel Mahakumbhs, which are sport extravaganzas held for sportspersons all over Gujarat. The 2011 Khel Mahakumbh witnessed record participation of more than 18.24 lakh athletes and prizes worth Rs. 40 crore were given. For the first time 60,000 specially abled athletes also participated in the event. Khel Mahakumbh 2011 was inaugurated by popular film actor Akshay Kumar.