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PM Modi links India's Tokyo Olympics success to Amrut Mahotsav Tokyo Olympics
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PM Modi links India's Tokyo Olympics success to Amrut Mahotsav

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Aug 2021, 01:09 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday linked India's success at Tokyo Olympics 2020 with the beginning of the Amrut Mahotsav, which is celebrated in August.

Besides, Modi also lauded the country's vaccination drive and high Goods and Services Tax (GST) numbers.

Modi linked the Olympics success and Amrut Mahotsav in the backdrop of Indian women's hockey team's success in reaching semifinals.

He tweeted, "As India enters August, which marks the beginning of the Amrut Mahotsav, we have seen multiple happenings which are heartening to every Indian. There has been record vaccination and the high GST numbers also signal robust economic activity."

"Not only has PV Sindhu won a well deserved medal, but also we saw historic efforts by the men’s and women’s hockey teams at the Olympics. I’m optimistic that 130 crore Indians will continue to work hard to ensure India reaches new heights as it celebrates its Amrut Mahotsav."

Stunning Australia by defeating them 1-0, India reached the semis Monday.

Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal for India to give the side an early lead.

Indian defence remained strong and prevented the mighty Australians from scoring the equaliser.

This will be the first time the Indian women's team will play the Olympics semi-finals.

Indian men's hockey team created history as after several decades the side qualified to play the semi-finals of the Olympics event after beating Great Britain in the quarter-finals here Sunday.

India's badminton star PV Sindhu Sunday clinched the bronze medal by beating China's He Bing Jiao in the high-voltage match.

Sindhu became the first Indian woman player to clinch two individual Olympics medals.