In the Tokyo Paralympics Games (Tokyo Paralympics 2020), a team of 54 players took part from India. India participated in nine sports and won 19 medals
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met the players who returned after winning medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. On Sunday, a special video of this meeting was shared by the PMO’s Twitter handle in which the players were seen talking to Prime Minister Modi about his career and struggle. Together they also gifted the signed shawls of all the medalists to the PM.
Bhavina Patel, who won the first medal in table tennis for India, told in the conversation that she was very disappointed after her first defeat in Tokyo. She then decided that she would think only positive things. This thinking gave him confidence and got the medal. Bhavina gifted a T-shirt to PM Modi.
Devendra Jhajhadia, who has won three medals in India’s Paralympic Games, told that when he went to Athens for the first time to participate in these games, he himself had to bear the entire cost of it. For this his mother had sold her jewelry. His dream of golden hat-trick was shattered but he is happy that he could win the third medal for the country.
Young shooter Avani Lekhara, who won two medals in Paralympic Games, gifted the idol of Lord Krishna to PM Modi. The PM asked her how she was preparing herself for the third medal after two medals. Responding, Avni told that she was not satisfied with the two medals. She wanted to win a medal in the third event as well. This time it was not possible but she will definitely fulfill this dream next time.
Pramod Bhagat, who won India’s first gold in badminton in Paralympic Games, gifted a badminton racket to PM Modi. He said, ‘It was my dream to participate in the Paralympic Games, which I fulfilled this year. I am happy that I was able to raise the flag of my country and its honor. Gold medalist Sumit Antil also gifted a javelin to PM Modi.