Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Indian players involved in the Commonwealth Games to his residence.
Indian athletes expressed their happiness at being felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a stellar performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Nikhat Zareen presented him with his boxing gloves and sprinter Hima Das presented an Assamese gamchha to the PM. PM Modi hosted the Indian contingent on Saturday at his residence to honor the players. Indian athletes put up a sensational performance this year in Birmingham, winning 61 medals including 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze.
Nikhat gifted boxing gloves
Nikhat tweeted, Feeling honored to have gifted the Boxing Gloves signed by all the boxers to Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sir. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Had a great day with my fellow athletes who have made the nation proud. The world championship gold medalist star boxer won the gold medal in her weight category at the Games.
Hima Das tweeted
Hima wrote on her Twitter handle, "Excited after receiving blessings from our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji on the basis of Commonwealth Games 2022. Had the privilege of presenting them with our traditional Gamcha wrapped with immense gratitude from all over Assam. Champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won the gold medal without breaking a sweat a year after her historic silver at the Tokyo Olympics, thanked the PM for his words of encouragement.
Mirabai Chanu spoke to the PM
Chanu said, Felt honored to meet and interact with Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi sir. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. Jai Hind. Praising the stellar performance of the Indian contingent, the Prime Minister said that the golden era of Indian sports is knocking at the door. Shuttler Chirag Shetty wrote on the microblogging site, Thank you sir for giving your valuable time and inviting us to your residence. It is always a pleasure to talk with you.
Lakshya Sen said this thing
His young badminton colleague Lakshya Sen, who won the men's singles title in a spectacular fashion, also expressed his gratitude for being honored by the PM. Sen tweeted, A great day to all the athletes. Thank you so much for appreciating our hard work and for the words of encouragement. We are all very grateful for your support. Will continue to make our country proud. Jai Hind. Star Indian para table tennis player Bhavna Patel, who won a gold medal in the women's singles category 3-5, described her interaction with Modi as inspiring.