To recognize local talent, number of Khelo India Centers will be taken to 1000 from current 360: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

PM Narendra Modi Interacted with the Indian para-athlete contingent for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Excerpts:

  • Today’s new India does not put pressure for medals on its athletes but expects them to give their best

  • Our villages and remote areas are full of talent and the contingent of para athletes is a living example of that

  • Today the country is trying to reach the players, special attention is being paid to the rural areas

  • To recognize local talent, number of Khelo India Centers will be taken to 1000 from current 360

  • We have to keep on improving our ways and system to develop sports culture in India, shed fears of earlier generations

  • The Country is helping its sportspersons with an open heart

  • Whatever state, region you belong to, whatever language you speak, above all, today you are ‘Team India. This spirit should permeate every part of our society at every level

  • Earlier, giving facilities to Divyang Jan was treated as welfare, today the country is working for this as part of its responsibility

  • Laws like ‘The Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act’ and initiatives like ‘Sugamya Bharat Campaign’ are changing lives and giving confidence to numerous talents all over the country

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