August 28, 2016 11:13:03 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Mann Ki Baat speech on Sunday remembering hockey legend Dhyan Chand. “Tomorrow is Dhyan Chan’s birth anniversary. It is celebrated as the national sports day,” PM Modi said.
Modi said his app was flooded with messages from people urging him to talk about India’s performance at the Olympics. Praising India’s medal winners PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, as well as Deepa Karmakar, Modi said these women – our daughters – have proved once again that they are no less than any other. He however, added that India still has a long way to go when it comes to performing at the Olympics.
“We have to go a long way when it comes to focusing on sports. Sports needs motivation and public is the best entity to do it,” Modi said. “It is very good to know that our nation wants us to focus on extracurricular activities,” the Prime Minister said, adding that he has set up a Task Force to prepare the road map for the next three Olympics, urging state governments to do the same.
“I’m confident that we will make our nation proud in the field of sports. We must go ahead keeping this in mind.”
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