The Indian team has sent 118 sportspersons in 15 disciplines, the largest number to represent India at the Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro: President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his best wishes to the entire Indian contingent participating in the the Rio Olympics.
In his message, the President has asked the athletes to not only to do their best for the glory of the nation but also promote unity and friendship with sportspersons of other countries competing here.
"I am sure the Games will be an opportunity for our sportspersons to display their talents and test their limits in various sporting disciplines. These Games will be an opportunity for competing with participants from all over the world in the best traditions of sportsmanship. I urge the sportsperson to do their best for the glory of the nation and to promote unity and friendship with sportspersons of all participating nations," Mukherjee said in his message.
India's Chef de Mission Rakesh Gupta added: "This is a big encouragement for the sportspersons and is an indication that the whole country is behind them and wish them to do well and bring glory to India."
The Indian team has sent 118 sportspersons in 15 disciplines, the largest number to represent India at the Olympic Games. India won six medals at the London Olympics in 2012.