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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.

Wishing her, Shri Modi Tweeted, “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 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.”

He also wished Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar, and Saina Nehwal on winning medals in their respective Olympic events.

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.

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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.