New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian medal-winners at
the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday and also spoke to them over phone to laud their
efforts. As javelin thrower Sumit Antil clinched India's second gold at the
ongoing Paralympics, shattering the men's F64 category world record, the PM
said the country is proud of him.
continue to shine at the Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil's
record-breaking performance in the Paralympics. Congratulations Sumit for
winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the
future," he said.
After shooter Avani Lekhara scripted history to become the first
Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, Modi hailed her
performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and
well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion
towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes
for your future endeavours," he tweeted.
He also lauded the outstanding performance of silver-medallist
discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya.
that he brings home the Silver medal. His exemplary success will motivate
budding athletes. Congrats to him. Wishing him the very best for his future
endeavours," PM Modi said.
gold-winning javelin throw veteran Devendra Jhajharia clinched a stupendous
third Paralympic medal, a silver this time, the prime minister said,
"Superb performance by @DevJhajharia! One of our most experienced athletes
wins a Silver medal. Devendra has been making India continuously proud.
Congratulations to him. Best of luck for his future endeavours."
The prime minister
also congratulated Sundar Singh Gurjar who won bronze in the javelin throw.
overjoyed by the Bronze medal won by @SundarSGurjar. He has shown remarkable
courage and dedication. Congratulations to him. Wishing him the very
best," he said.
In his telephonic
conversations, Modi told Lekhara that her achievement is a matter of great
pride. She expressed happiness at the support she has received from across the
country, official sources said.
The prime minister
also noted the help and support provided by Kathuniya's mother in ensuring his
success. He observed that Devendra Jhajharia is from the land of noted Rajput
king Maharana Pratap, while lauding his exploits in the javelin throw.
Modi also spoke to
Gurjar and the athletes thanked him for wishing them.