PM Narendra Modi meets Rio Paralympics stars, extols champions for making nation proud

The 19-member Indian contingent had returned home from the Paralympics with two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016, 21:32 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi meets Rio Paralympics stars, extols champions for making nation proud
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the Indian athletes who took part in the Rio Paralympic Games, including the four medallists, and applauded them for making the country proud with their achievements.

The 19-member Indian contingent had returned home from the Paralympics with two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Mariyappan Thangavelu (men's T42 high jump) and Devendra Jhajharia (men's F46 javelin throw) had won gold in their respective events while Deepa Malik (women's F53 shot put) and Varun Singh Bhati (men's T42 high jump) had bagged a silver and bronze respectively. (READ: ISSF World Cup: Indian shooters finish second in the overall medals tally)

(With Agency inputs)