Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will go down the history as the First Prime Minister of India and probably in the world to have hosted a meet, greet, anchor, and document his interaction with Olympic Medal winners and participants at his residence.
The interaction was documented and presented live across media channels. The Interesting aspect of the meet and greet was his Q&A with medal winners and participants. He anchored it to perfection.
The biggest message he gave to the attendees was Never Take Victory in your mind and loss into your heart.
PM Modi makes meet and greet with Olympics Participants an Unique Affair
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PM to auction medal winners memorabilia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hosted the Olympic-returned Indian athletes for breakfast at his residence.
Indian athletes returned from Tokyo with a haul of seven medals, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold in track and field. It was the country’s best-ever show at the Olympics.
Apart from Chopra’s gold, India won two silver medals and four bronze medals at the Tokyo Olympics. The silver medals came from weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya. The bronze medals were won by shuttler PV Sindhu, the men’s hockey team, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and wrestler Bajrang Punia.
Modi, who had applauded the Indian athletes’ tremendous show during the 75th Independence Day celebration at the Red Fort on Sunday, was seen talking to Chopra and bronze medallist PV Sindhu, who became only the second Indian and first woman to win two Olympic medals.
PM also requested all the sportsperson who gave them memorabilia to auction them, which they gladly agreed.
From Having Churma with Neeraj to Having Ice Cream with PV Sindhu it was a memorable affair for all
The shuttler had also brought with her the silver medal she had won at Rio five years ago.
The members of the India men’s hockey team that won bronze after 41 also chatted with the PM, who was seen examining a hockey stick.
The other medallist included weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who opened India’s account at the Games on the first day competitions with a silver medal and bronze winning boxer Lovlina Borgohain.
The women’s hockey team that exceeded all expectations by reaching its maiden Olympic semifinal was also present alongside the boxing, shooting and athletics contingents.
Neeraj Chopra is the second Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics after sport shooter Abhinav Bindra won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing