Punjab-based Manpreet Singh and ace Boxer MC Mary Kom on Friday led Indian Contingent at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Congratulating Manpreet Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh wrote: "Proud moment for Punjab when our Hockey Captain DSP Manpreet Singh will lead the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony at Tokyo 2020 today! Best of luck to all Indian players. Do your best and make us proud!"
Likewise, Pratap Singh Bajwa said, "A proud moment! Hockey India team Captain DSP Manpreet Singh will lead the Indian contingent at the Opening Ceremony of #Tokyo2020 today! My best wishes to the Indian contingent participating in #TokyoOlympics."
India was the 21st country to enter the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The boxer Mary Kom and men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh were India's flag-bearers.
Manpreet Singh was wearing a turban making not only Punjab but the whole nation proud.
Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur cheered for the Indian contingent from Delhi. MoS Sports Nisith Pramanik and Olympic medallist Karnam Malleswari were also present on the occasion.