No pressure of winning medals, just give your 100 per cent: PM Modi to Paralympics athletes
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met with 54-member Paralympic contingent ahead of the Games via a virtual conference to boost them for their performance. He relived athletes by saying that all they should focus is on 100% per cent performance and not the medals.
"COVID19 may have increased your hardships but you people have never given up, this is real sportsmanship. Your victory, your medal is very important but new India will not pressurise our athletes to win the medal, you just need to give your 100%," said PM Modi.
During the conference, he spoke with Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar, para-badminton player from Gujarat. "You will turn 50 in the next 2 years. You've worked hard on your fitness. I think you will be giving a present to your brother, this Raksha Bandhan," said PM Modi.
Paralympics have been scheduled from 24th August-5th September, 2021.