President hosts ‘High Tea’ for Indian contingent of Tokyo Olympics
New Delhi, Aug 14 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind hosted a ‘High Tea’ for the Indian contingent of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, here on Saturday.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu also graced the occasion.
While interacting with the Indian contingent, Kovind said that the entire country is proud of them for bringing glory to the nation.
‘This team has won the highest number of medals in the history of our participation in Olympics so far. Their achievements have inspired the youth to take part in sports,’ he said, adding that a positive attitude towards sports has also been created among the parents.
The President said that India’s performance in the Tokyo Olympics was outstanding not only in terms of achievements but also in terms of potential.
‘Most of the players are in the beginning of their sporting career. The spirit and skill with which all of them have performed in Tokyo, India would have an impressive presence in the world of sports in the times to come,’ he said.
Kovind congratulated the entire Indian Contingent for their excellent efforts. He also appreciated the role played by the coaches, support staff, family members and well-wishers who contributed to their preparations.
India won seven medals – one gold, two silver and four bronze – in Tokyo, their best-ever Olympic haul having passed the six they won at London 2012.