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  1. Rio Olympics 2016: PM Narendra Modi goes on Twitter to wish the Indian contingent

Rio Olympics 2016: PM Narendra Modi goes on Twitter to wish the Indian contingent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at a function held at Manekshaw centre, interacted with Indian athletes who are going to represent the India at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck.

By: | Updated: July 29, 2016 11:37 AM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at a function held at Manekshaw centre, interacted with Indian athletes who are going to represent the India at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck. 

With more than 100 atheletes, qualified in 13 sports, this is India’s biggest contingent to the Olympics ever.

The athletes, many of them debutants, were seen taking selfies with the PM Narendra Modi. Later Modi tweeted about the players and wished them luck for the games.

A few of his tweets were:

Narendra Modi ‏@narendramodi:

On Gagan Narang: “He’s been there & done that before @gaGunNarang is all set, once again for Rio. Wished him good luck.”

On Gurpreet Singh: “Saw a fighting spirit in shooter Gurpreet Singh & am sure he is going to give his best for the nation at the games.”

On Kavita Raut: “Kavita Raut was a gold medalist in the South Asian Games 2016. Wished this marathon runner the very best for Rio.”

On Jitu Rai: “Jitu Rai is an accomplished shooter who is raring to go…expressed my good wishes to the bright shooter. @jiturai2014”

On Sudha Singh: “Sudha Singh (Women’s 3000m Steeplechase) is world number 15 & Gold medalist in Asian Games 2014. Good luck Sudha.”

On Kheta Ram: “Kheta Ram is going to take Rio by storm! Here’s wishing the marathon runner all the best.”

On Neeraj Rathi: “Neeraj Rathi will take part in the men’s 20 km racewalk. I encouraged him to do well at the Olympics.”

On Lalita Babar: “Lalita Babar (Women’s 3000m Steeplechase) is enthusiastic to represent India at the Olympics. Happy to meet her.”

On Inderjeet Singh: “Inderjeet Singh is competing in the men’s shot-put. Told him to give his best, we are proud of him. @inderjeetshput”

On Baljinder Singh: “Met Baljinder Singh. I extended my best wishes to this athlete for his Rio journey. He also competed in London 2012.

On Mouma Das: “Good luck to you, @MoumaDasTT . I hope you play well at the 2016 Olympics.”

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