On the occasion of the Olympic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed his wishes to the Indian contingent participating in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, starting on July 23.
The games were supposed to take place last year, but were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The prime minister also expressed the nation’s pride in those who have represented India at the Olympics over the years and invited young people from across the country to take part in the MyGov Olympic test.
Entering Twitter, the Prime Minister said: “Today, on Olympic Day, I appreciate all those who have represented India at various Olympic Games over the years. Our nation is proud of its contribution to the sport and its efforts to motivate other athletes.
“In a few weeks @ Tokyo2020 will start. Wishing the best to our contingent, which consists of our best athletes. On the eve of the games, here is an interesting quiz for MyGov. I invite all of you, especially my young friends to participate.”
The quiz aims to raise awareness among the people of the country about the Olympic Games and India’s participation before the start of the four-year event.
“The test will be based on past and present Olympic Games and athletes, where questions with multiple options will be asked and the user must choose the correct option. Upon successful completion of each activity, each participant will be rewarded with an electronic certificate marking Some lucky they get a chance to meet their favorite Olympian, “the statement said.
International Olympics Day is celebrated on June 23 every year to celebrate sports and health. On this occasion, the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Sorbonne, Paris, was celebrated on June 23, 1894, where Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games.
The day aims to promote sports and spread the message of making sports an integral part of life.