This time the total number of athletes is 126 which is the highest ever number of athletes participating in any Olympics from India.
Anurag Thakur launches song ‘Hindustani Way’ to encourage Indian team
The official song has been launched to encourage the Indian team in the Tokyo Olympics. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has launched this song today. Launched under the name ‘Hindustani Way’, this song has been composed by AR Rahman and Ananya. PM Narendra Modi has started a campaign named #cheer4india to encourage the players. This song has been launched under this campaign.
Launching this song, Anurag Thakur said, “I want every Indian to listen, share and cheer for India. I thank Ananya and AR Rahman for taking the initiative.”
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches official song to cheer Team India — ‘Hindustani Way’ by AR Rahman and Ananya for #TokyoOlympics
“Let me thank Ananya & AR Rahman for taking the initiative. I want every Indian to listen to it, share and cheer for India,” he says. pic.twitter.com/heRmsr5k8K
– ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2021
126 players will participate in 18 sports
Indian players will be seen participating in a total of 18 sports in the Tokyo Olympics. This time the total number of athletes is 126 which is the highest ever number of athletes participating in any Olympics from India. India’s highest medal hopes in Tokyo are in events like shooting, archery, and wrestling.
This game was to be held last year but due to Corona it was postponed for a year. Now this game is going to start from 23rd July. Hockey captain Manpreet Singh and London Olympics bronze medalist boxer MC Mary Kom will be India’s flag bearers during the opening ceremony. Top wrestler Bajrang Punia has been made the country’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony to be held on August 8.
PM Modi spoke to the players
Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed and encouraged all the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. Along with the players, their families also participated in this program organized through video conferencing. PM Modi spoke to all the players one by one and encouraged them. The players whom PM Modi spoke to included many names like Mary Kom, Sania Mirza, Deepika Kumari and Neeraj Chopra. During this, PM Modi told the players that you do not need to be burdened with expectations, you just give your 100%. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur was also present in this program.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pakistani veteran considers Indian hockey team a medal contender, said- I will cheer for India