‘I’ll eat ice-cream with you’: PM Modi interacts with PV Sindhu ahead of Tokyo Olympics | Olympics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes on Tuesday. The Indian contingent are getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics and are all set for the video games, which happen from 23 July to eight August 2021. PV Sindhu is considered one of India’s greatest medal hopes on the Tokyo Olympics. She received the silver medal on the Rio Olympics whereas being the reigning world champion in badminton.

PM Modi interacted with Sindhu on Tuesday and requested about her liking for ice-cream. Sindhu mentioned that she does not eat ice-cream as a lot as she is getting ready for large competitions.

“We needed to management a bit as I’m getting ready for Olympics. I don’t eat ice cream as a lot as a result of competitors,” Sindhu mentioned.

PM Modi in a lighter vein mentioned that he’ll attempt to eat ice cream together with her after she comes again from Tokyo.

“If I meet you after the Olympics, I am going to eat ice-cream with you,” PM Modi mentioned.

Sindhu commented on the interplay and mentioned that it was an honour talking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“It was an honour and an absolute pleasure talking to our PM Narendra Modi with the remainder of the Indian contingent. I wish to thank him and the complete nation for the continual help and we hope to make you proud on the Olympics,” she instructed ANI.

The digital video conferencing session was began by Union Sports activities and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur whereby he launched PM Modi and he thanked him for taking out the time to spice up the morale of the athletes. MoS Nisith Pramanik and Legislation Minister Kiren Rijiju have been additionally current together with Indian Olympic Affiliation President Narinder Batra.

Athletes corresponding to Mary Kom (boxer), Sania Mirza (tennis), Manika Batra (desk tennis), Dutee Chand (sprinter), Deepika Kumari (archery) and Sajan Prakash (swimmer) have been all a part of the session.

“It’s an honour and privilege for each member of the contingent to get to talk to the Prime Minister earlier than they depart for the Olympics. Our athletes will compete in 85 occasions through which they will win a medal,” mentioned Batra through the session.

A complete of 126 athletes throughout 18 sports activities disciplines from India might be heading to Tokyo. That is the biggest-ever contingent India is sending to any Olympics. The 69 cumulative occasions throughout the 18 sport disciplines that India will take part in are additionally the best ever for the nation.

(with ANI inputs)

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