The Indian contingent that represented the country in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham contingent on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. The Indian contingent ended the mega event with 61 medals to their kitty, including 22 gold. Stars like PV Sindhu, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Lakshya Sen ended up winning the gold medal.
India bagged a total of 61 medals, including 22 gold at the recently concluded Games in Birmingham. PM Modi congratulated Indian contingent.
India finished 4th in the medal tally with 22 Gold, 15 Silver and 23 Bronze medals and with a total of 61 medals at the Commonwealth Games.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted the Commonwealth Games-returned Indian athletes at his residence and hailed them for their memorable performance at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
While interacting with the Commonwealth Games Indian contingent ,PM Modi,”I am happy that all of you have taken time out of your schedule to come to meet me at my residence as members of the family. I, just like all other Indians, feel proud to be talking to you. I welcome you all.”
The country not only successfully hosted (Chess Olympiad) but continuing its rich tradition in Chess, gave its best performance. I also congratulate all players who participated and those who won medal at the Chess Olympiad.”
“This is just the beginning for our Yuva Shakti…the Golden age of Indian sports has just begun! In the past few weeks, nation recorded two major achievements in field of sports. Besides historic performance in CWG, for the first time country hosted Chess Olympiad,” PM Modi added.
“Before commencement of Commonwealth Games, I had told you & promised you in a way that when you come back we’ll celebrate ‘Vijayotsav’ together. I was confident that you’ll come back victorious, I had also thought of meeting you even if I would be busy and celebrate Vijayotsav.
Compared to last time, this time we paved our way to victory in 4 new sports. There was an unprecedented performance-from Lawn Balls to Athletics. With this, the interest of youth in new sports will increase. We have to further improve our performance in these new sports.”PM Modi said.
“Nation is proud of performance of its daughters. I was talking to Pooja (Gehlot). After seeing her emotional video I said through social media that she doesn’t need to apologise, she is a winner for the country but she should leave no stone unturned in her honesty & hard work,”PM Modi added.