Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held an online interaction session with India’s Tokyo-bound athletes. He spoke with a number of the athletes in depth, giving them encouragement and asking them about their tales. Whereas chatting with badminton star PV Sindhu, the Prime Minister recalled an interview through which her coach Pullella Gopichand stated he had confiscated her cellphone and barred her from having ice-cream throughout the 2016 Rio Olympics, the place she received the Silver medal. PM Modi jokingly requested her if she is now allowed to eat ice-cream once more.
Sindhu stated that with the Olympics approaching, she has to manage her weight-reduction plan so she would not get to eat lots of ice-cream.
As PM Modi wished her luck for the Olympics, he instructed her that he hoped for her to repeat her success in Tokyo 2020.
“Work onerous and I’ve religion that you’ll once more achieve success this time,” PM Modi stated as he concluded his discuss together with her.
“And after you success, after I meet all of you, I will even have ice-cream with you,” the Prime Minister stated with a smile, drawing laughs from Sindhu and her mother and father, who had been additionally a part of the decision.
PM Modi additionally spoke to the likes of archer Deepika Kumari, boxer MC Mary Kom and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
PM Modi instructed the athletes that they’re a “reflection of latest India” and that they need to not fear about stress and simply play with all their coronary heart once they go to Tokyo.
“It was an honour and an absolute pleasure chatting with our PM Narendra Modi with the remainder of the Indian contingent. I wish to thank him and the complete nation for the continual assist and we hope to make you proud on the Olympics,” PV Sindhu later instructed information company ANI.
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