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CWG: President, PM congratulate Indian athletes

CWG: President, PM congratulate Indian athletes

India Blooms News Service | | 06 Aug 2014, 12:52 am
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IBNS): Presdient Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated the Indian contingent for winning medals in the recently held Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

In his message to Raj Singh, Chef-de-Mission, Indian Contingent for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Mukherjee said, "On the memorable occasion of the conclusion of the XX Commonwealth Games – 2014 in Scotland, I extend my heartiest congratulations to all our sportspersons, who have participated and won laurels for themselves and for our country."

"These games have proved to be a powerful bridge bringing together people and athletes from various nations. More than anything else, the event has witnessed human endeavour at its best," he said.

"Our sportspersons have undoubtedly shown commendable determination, grit and ambition for achievement, and this was instrumental in their success," he said.

Mukherjee said these games were also a great opportunity for those who could not earn a medal, to imbibe lessons to enhance the quality of their endeavours.

"I am confident that in the future, too, our sportspersons will continue to strive hard and prove their merit so as to keep our national flag flying high in the international arena," Mukherjee said.

Modi said the Indian athletes have made the country proud by their strong performance in the Commonwealth Games.

"The performance of our athletes in the 2014 Commonwealth Games has made us proud.Congratulations to the medal winners," he said in a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Tuesday.