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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (August 3) invited the sportsperson who represented India at the Tokyo Olympics to the Independence Day event at Red Fort on August 15.

Modi will also invite them to his residence for interaction, PTI said quoting official sources.


While virtually addressing the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat today, PM Modi said, “This time, the highest number of players from India have qualified in the Olympics. Remember, this has been done while battling the biggest disaster of 100 years. There are many games in which we have qualified for the first time. Not only qualified but also giving tough competition.”

“The zeal, passion and spirit of Indian players are at the highest level. This confidence comes when the right talent is identified and is encouraged. This confidence comes when the systems change and become transparent. This new confidence is becoming the hallmark of New India,” the Prime Minister added.