Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union Minister Anurag Thakur and other dignitaries were present.
Prime Minister Modi said: “The largest stadium in the world is hosting the biggest sporting event for the country with the youngest population. When the event is great and unique, the energy will also be extraordinary.” .
He said the players’ victories in the field of competition and their strong form also paved the way for the country’s victories in other areas and added, “I often say to my sports colleagues: Success begins with action.”
Modi added that Fit India and Khelo India have become a mass movement.
“That’s why, nowadays more and more resources are being given to players and more and more opportunities are available.”
India’s top athletes present the Torch of Unity to Prime Minister Narendra Mod.
Giving a mantra to all the players, Modi said, “If you want to win the competition, you have to learn to live with commitment and continuity. Let’s never take defeat and victory. in sports is the last word.”
“Up until eight years ago, players from India participated in less than a hundred international events. Players from India have now participated in more than 300 international events,” Modi added.
The Prime Minister also said that the country’s sports budget has increased by nearly 70% in the past eight years.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister asked the players from other states to surely enjoy the Navratri event along with sports.
Praising Narendra Modi, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel said that the state has become a policy oriented under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.
He added: “The state sports policy has been put forward by him. The development of a world-class sports university in Baroda is nearing completion.”