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President lauds India's Tokyo Olympic team

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Aug 2021, 07:55 pm

New Delhi, Aug 14 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday lauded the performance of Indian players at the Olympics, especially the women players.

Addressing the nation on the eve of 75th Independence Day, the President said: "In the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, our sports persons have brought laurels to the nation with their stellar performances. India has won the highest number of medals in the 121 years of its participation in the Olympics".

India won 7 medals in the Tokyo Olympics this year, its highest tally so far.

"Our daughters have achieved world class excellence in playgrounds overcoming many adversities," he said.

The President said along with sports, epoch-making changes are taking place in the participation and success of women in all walks of life.

"From higher educational institutions to armed forces, from laboratories to playgrounds, our daughters are making their mark. In this success of our daughters, I see a glimpse of a developed India of the future," he said.

"I urge every parent to learn from the families of such promising daughters and provide opportunities to their daughters also to explore avenues of growth," the President added.