Anurag Thakur said: The Prime Minister will meet with the athletes individually upon their return

Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur

Youth Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet individually with Indian Olympic athletes when they return home.The Tokyo Olympics will be officially announced on Friday at an opening ceremony featuring boxer Mary Com and men's hockey captain Manprit Singh with the Indian flag." On behalf of Government of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on behalf of one hundred thirty crore Indians, I would really like to desire all of the Indian athletes the very best.

The good desires are at the back of our athletes, that is our biggest contingent in which 127 athletes are participating. There isn't anyt any strain on them, they have to play with free mind, win more medals and we will see excessive enthusiasm during the country," Thakur informed journalists on Friday."When athletes return, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated he's going to meet them individually.

The Prime Minister will meet our paralympians as well," he added.An Indian delegation of 25 will attend the opening ceremony at the National Stadium on Friday due to concerns about COVID-19 in the Japanese capital.IOA General Secretary Rajeev Mehta tweeted that Ankita Raina has been added to the list of players due to attend the event on Friday night and that Manika Batra and Sharat Kamal from the table tennis team will not be present. Amit, Ashish Kumar and Mary Kom are one of 8 boxers who will come to the event with 6 Indian staff members.

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