PM Modi reviews India’s preparations for Tokyo Olympics

Each want of India’s sportspersons, from vaccination to coaching amenities, have to be fulfilled as a prime precedence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Thursday at a gathering to evaluation the nation’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics that begins in 50 days.

Modi mentioned sports activities are on the coronary heart of our nationwide character and that our youths are creating a powerful and vibrant tradition of sports activities, including that he can be connecting with India’s Olympics contingent by a video convention in July to encourage them and need them on behalf of all Indians, in keeping with a press release.

He directed that each certified and possible athlete, assist employees and officers travelling to Tokyo for the mega sporting occasion have to be vaccinated as quickly as doable.

He mentioned needs of 135 crore Indians can be with our children collaborating within the Olympics, noting that for each sportsperson shining on the worldwide stage, a thousand extra can be impressed to take up sports activities.

Modi was briefed {that a} complete of 100 athletes have certified for Tokyo Olympics throughout 11 sports activities disciplines and about 25 extra athletes are more likely to qualify, the PMO assertion mentioned.

Whereas a complete of 19 Indian athletes had participated on the final paralympics in 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, 26 para athletes have certified and 16 extra are more likely to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, it mentioned.

Officers mentioned particular consideration may even be given in direction of motivating athletes and boosting their morale whereas they take part within the Olympics.

Due to this fact, common video conferences can be organised with their mother and father and relations again in India by the course of the competitors, they mentioned.

Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to start from July 23. The Video games have been postponed final yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Within the evaluation assembly, a presentation was made by officers on numerous facets of operational readiness for the upcoming video games.

Modi was apprised about numerous steps taken in direction of making certain uninterrupted coaching for athletes amid the pandemic, participation in worldwide competitions to win Olympic quota, vaccination of athletes, and customised assist being supplied to them.

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