Tokyo Olympics 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of his interaction with Tokyo-bound athletes, on Tuesday said that all Indian athletes, going for the Olympics, have an inspiring life journey.
PM Narendra Modi will be interacting with the Indian athletes bound for Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Tuesday at 5 pm via video conferencing.
"At 5 PM this evening, I look forward to interacting with our athletes who would be representing India at @Tokyo2020. Each of them has an inspiring life journey and I am sure what they would share would interest you all. Do watch the interaction. #Cheer4India," PM Modi tweeted.
Recently, PM Modi discussed the inspirational journeys of some of the athletes on his radio program Mann Ki Baat. Even as he urged the nation to come forward and wholeheartedly support them.
The event on Tuesday will be attended by Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur; Nisith Pramanik, MoS Youth Affairs, and Sports and Kiren Rijiju, Law Minister and former Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports.
A total of 126 athletes will be participating in 18 sports from India. This is also the biggest-ever Indian contingent being sent to any Olympics.
For the first time in history, a Fencer from India, Bhavani Devi, has qualified for the Olympics while Nethra Kumanan is the first-ever female Sailor from India to qualify.