Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a special interaction with Indian Paralympians at his official residence earlier this week. The Prime Minister had hosted the Indian Paralympics contingent at his residence on Thursday after their return from Tokyo. Indian Paralympians scripted history in Tokyo as the country recorded its best-ever medal tally in the history of the Paralympics with an impressive 19 medals overall.
PM Modi had a candid interaction with the Paralympics medallists and asked them about their journey, struggles, and how they defeated adversity to become successful athletes for the nation. The footage of PM Modi’s entire interaction with the Indian Paralympics contingent was shared by his official handle on Twitter on Sunday (September 12).
Earlier, PM Modi had shared a glimpse of his interaction with the para-athletes where he lauded them for their indomitable spirit and willpower. He hailed them as inspiration for the entire nation and also lauded them for enhancing India’s reputation with their magnificent performances in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 in Japan.
“Your indomitable spirit and willpower are praiseworthy in light of the insurmountable odds that the para-athletes have overcome in their lives,” said PM Modi during his interaction with the para-athletes.
“The whole contingent along with the support deserves credit for enhancing India’s reputation in Japan with their performances. When you play for India, you are India’s ambassadors and they see the country through you,” the Prime Minister added. He also urged the athletes to not only win but defeat defeat too in the process and set an example for society to follow.
Meanwhile, the para-athletes expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister for hosting them at his residence and also presented him with an autographed stole signed by all the medallists of the Indian Paralympics contingent. India won five gold medals, seven silver medals and six bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.