Indian Olympic contingent ambassador Salman Khan and musician AR Rahman met the Indian atheletes and wished them success in an event organised by Indian Olympic Association, in New Delhi today.
But, noted wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt who courted controversy over making Salman Khan the ambassador, skipped the event, for reasons unknown. When in April this year, IOA announced Salman’s name as ambassador, Dutt had said that athletes like PT Usha and Milkha Singh should have been considered for the post.
Salman who met the whole contingent for first time, asked the athletes to go give their best shot during the games and leave everything else on the almighty.
AR Rahman said that he believes in the athletes and nothing can stop them from winning medals. Rahman also said that music and sports are the two things that unify the country.
Sania Mirza, Dipa Karmakar, Vinesh Phogat, Vinod Tomar are some of the prominent sportspersons present during the event.
IOA has organised the event to bid adieu to the Indian contingent. Charu Sharma hosted the event in which senior IOA officials were also present.