Narendra Modi felicitates India's Asian Games medallists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday felicitated India's medal winners from the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon. Mr. Modi shared the pictures of his interaction with the athletes through his official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Updated: Oct 14, 2014, 13:10 PM IST
Narendra Modi felicitates India's Asian Games medallists

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday felicitated India's medal winners from the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon. Mr. Modi shared the pictures of his interaction with the athletes through his official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Terming the performance of Indian athletes at the Incheon Asian Games as "inspiring", the government of India felicitated the medal winners at a ceremony here and gave them cash awards. India won 57 medals, including 11 golds, at the 17th edition of the Games in the South Korean city.

The gold medal winners were given cheques of Rs 20 lakh each while the silver and bronze medallists got Rs 10 and six lakh each respectively. Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal promised more support to the athletes for their future training and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was taking a keen interest in development of sports in the country.

He also said the government will select 150 elite athletes for special training keeping in mind medals at the Rio Games. M C Mary Kom was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors.

With agency inputs