PM Modi encourages paralympian contingent

PM Modi encourages paralympian contingent

August 21, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with paralympian contingent on August 17 before they left for the Paralympics games. Kashish Lakra, a student of Modern Public School has entered the Indian contingent with new record becoming India’s youngest athlete to qualify for the Paralympics in the Women’s Club Throw F51 category.

Kashish Lakra, a class 12 student from Modern Public School, New Delhi holds the eighth rank worldwide in Para athletics -Women’s Club Throw F51 category. Also she won gold medal in the world Para athletics junior championship 2019, Nottwil, Switzerland and bagged the fifth position in world para athletics championships, 2019, Dubai, UAE.

The PM met the contingent and encouraged them to give their best.

The Indian Paralympic Committee declared a list of selected participants after the New Delhi selection trials. After the announcement, former sports minister Kiren Rijiju wrote, “I congratulate our champion Para Athletes for qualifying in the Club Throw F-51 event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Many congratulations to Amit and Dharambir in the men’s event and Kashish Lakra in the women’s event.” Rijiju further said that the athletes are determined to win medals in the upcoming event, and they are working hard for it.

Alka Kapur, principal of MPS, thanked the coach, and she also dubbed Kashish’s selection in the National Paralympics team as “a dream come true”. She said, “I think in such a crucial stage, it is important to stick to the basics. The Prime Minister has encouraged Kashish to give her best. He also advised the parathletes to not take any pressure. The school is proud of its students who will represent India on the global stage. We wish everybody the best for their endeavours.”

Kashish gave credit for her accomplishment to the coaches, her training sessions and the school’s cutting-edge infrastructure.  .

In the wake of the surging Covid cases, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics will hold a state of emergency in the entire country. The mega sporting event will go underway without any spectators from August 24.

The Indian para-athletes like boxers and shooters who were already training abroad will be excused from firm guidelines. But the athletes who will reach Tokyo from high-risk areas, including India, will have to adhere to strict protocols.

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