Minister of Sports Anurag Thakur and his deputy, Nisit Pramanik, will watch the opening ceremony of the 32nd Olympics at Major Dhyang Chand National Stadium here on Friday.
They will be joined by former athletes and celebrities from all walks of life, who will cheer up the Indian contingent that will take part in the event in Tokyo.
“As the 32nd Summer Olympics begin tomorrow in Tokyo, Union Minister for Youth and Sports Sri Anurag Singh Thakur and Minister of State, Ministry of Youth and Sports Sri Nisit Pramanik will watch the opening ceremony of the May National Stadium. Chand, “said a statement from the Ministry of Sports.
“Prominent figures from all walks of life, including former athletes and others across the country, will join the event to motivate our athletes as part of the # Cheer4India campaign envisaged by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Among those expected to join the ministers at the National Stadium are Haryana Sports Minister Sandip Singh, Yasodhara Raje Skindia, national badminton coach Pulela Gopichand and others.
A total of 20 Indian athletes and six employees from seven sports and six employees will take part in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, as the fears and competitions of COVID-19 line up the next day, which leads to the majority of athletes deciding to stay. away from the event.
The captain of the men’s hockey team Manpreet Singh and the boxing legend MC Mary Kom are holders of the flag of India for the opening ceremony of the games in COVID.
India is represented by its largest contingent of 127 athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, which includes the highest female representation of 56 athletes.