Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, met with the Indian delegation that would represent the country at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, urging them to face their opponents with the motto “Kyu Pade Ho Chakkar Me Koi Nahi Hai Takkar Me.”
The interaction took place over video conferencing. During his interaction with athletes, PM Modi wished them well and success in the multi-sport event. During his engagement, the Prime Minister said how this particular period is significant in the history of Indian sports.
“Today is, in some ways, the most crucial moment in Indian sports history. Today, the spirit of athletes like you is high, the training is improving, and the country’s attitude toward sports is fantastic. You’re all scaling new heights and reaching new summits,” PM Modi stated.
A total of 215 competitors will compete for India in 141 events in 19 sports.
“Many athletes present today have already represented India in other international sporting events. But the athletes who are going for their maiden adventure, I wish them the best. The 65 athletes who are going to be participating in the Common Wealth Games for the first time, I am sure will make a lasting mark in the world of sports,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister stated that the 44th Chess Olympiad, which India will host, would begin on July 28 alongside the Commonwealth Games, and that Indian sportsmen will have the opportunity to shine in front of the world over the next several days.
“Today, as many of you are aware, marks the start of the Chess Olympiad. Many Indian athletes would shine in the next ten days,” he stated.
“You are the authority on what you need to accomplish and how to play. All I have to say is play with all your heart, full energy, and without any strain,” he said.
Commonwealth Games will be taking place from July 28, 2022 to August 8, 2022 in Birmingham.