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PM Narendra Modi asks for ‘right atmosphere for athletes’ prior to Rio 2016 Olympics in Mann ki Baat address

PM Narendra Modi asked for the countrymen to not only focus on win or loss as athletes prepare and compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: May 22, 2016 1:34 pm
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PM Narendra Modi asked for the right atmosphere for athletes in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics. In his address on ‘Mann ki baat’, PM Modi stated that there needs to be the right atmosphere to encourage athletes to excel and not be disappointed with the eventual medal tally.

He was also full of praise for Sports Minister Sarabananda Sonowal who visited Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) NIS centre in Patiala during the recent election season. Modi praised Sonowal for his dedication in nurturing sport in the country.

He said, “I want to appreciate Sarbanand Sonowal. In the poll season he went to NIS Patiala for a surprise visit. Everybody was surprised and noted how a Union Minister showed so much concern. There were polls, he was a CM candidate but Sonowal performed his duty as a sports minister. This is a big thing.”

To end his discourse on the Olympics, Modi said, “I will say it again, please do not see everything as a win or loss. It’s about sportsman spirit and creating the right atmosphere.”

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    pujan khasnabis
    May 23, 2016 at 12:05 am
    I believe only in win because country's pride involve in it. In the history of olympics, India garnered maximum medals in last olympics. Prime Minister praised Sports Minister Sarabananda Sonowal for his role in the development of sportspersons for ensuing olympics. Last time ruling party was different and sports minister was Ajay Maken. Only because of Mr. Maken long standing planning and scientific approach India performed exceedingly well. Despite olympics spectacular performance, Mr. Maken had quit because of dirty politics. Mr. Maken like people are very few in our sports arena whereas Mr. Sonowal did nothing for the development of sports in the country save and except poorly organising SAF Games in his home state. Moreover, he did not tackle the issue of Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Pancham Yadav.
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