Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Athletes who Participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday (10th October, 2023). The Prime Minister also addressed the contingent of Indian athletes who participated in the Asian Games at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium. India recorded a historic performance in the 19th edition of the Asian Games as it won a total of 107 medals including 28 gold medals.
Addressing the contingent, the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed them on behalf of every citizen and congratulated them for their success. It is a pleasant coincidence, the Prime Minister recalled, that the inaugural edition of the Asian Games took place in this very stadium in 1951. The Prime Minister underlined that the courage and determination shown by the athletes have taken every nook and corner of the nation into a celebratory mood. Noting the labour put behind to achieve the target of 100 plus medals, the Prime Minister emphasized that the entire nation is experiencing a feeling of pride. He also congratulated the coaches and trainers and praised the physios and officials for their contributions. The Prime Minister bowed before the parents of all athletes and highlighted the contributions and sacrifices made by the families. “From the training ground to the podium, the journey is impossible without the support of the parents”, the Prime Minister said.
“Glimpses from the very special meeting with our Asian Games contingent, their coaches and support staff.
The unwavering spirit, dedication and the countless hours of hard work of every athlete is inspiring. The accomplishments of our athletes have not just added to India’s glory but have inspired millions. India is forever proud of them.”, Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.