Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with India’s Olympic-bound athletes on July 13, three days before the first batch leaves for Tokyo.
However, unlike the previous time, the interaction will be a virtual one due to the ongoing Convid-19 pandemic.
“Hon’ble PM Shri narendramodi will interact with #Tokyo Olympic bound athletes to motivate them ahead of their participation in the forthcoming Games, which will be held from 23 July to 8th August 2021,” the government’s citizen engagement platform – MyGovIndia – tweeted.
The first batch of Indian athletes will depart for Tokyo in a charter Air India flight on July 16.
Although, the Indian Olympic Association is yet to announce the actual strength of the Indian athletes, it is most likely that around 120 athletes will head to Tokyo, where the showpiece event will be staged under a state of emergency and without spectators between July 23 and August 8.
Earlier, the IOA had namee legendary boxer MC Mary Kom and Indian men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh as the joint flag-bearers of the Indian contingent.