A file image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian athletes bound for Tokyo Olympics, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on July 13, 2021 (Image courtesy: PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Indian contingent bound for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) on July 20 via video conferencing. The interaction will be attended by both athletes as well as their coaches.
According to the Prime Minister's office, the interaction is a part of PM Modi's continuous endeavour to motivate athletes ahead of their participation in major sporting events. Last year, the Prime Minister interacted with the Indian athletes’ contingent bound for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as well as the Indian para-athletes’ contingent for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Even during the sporting events, Prime Minister took a keen interest in the progress of the athletes. On many occasions, he personally rang up athletes to congratulate them on their success and sincere efforts, while motivating them to do better. Further, also upon their return to the country, the Prime Minister has also met and interacted with the contingent.
The CWG 2022 is scheduled to be held in Birmingham from July 28 till August 8. A total of 215 athletes, participating in 141 events across 19 sporting disciplines, will represent India in the CWG 2022.
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