Shot-putter Tek Chand was India’s flagbearer on the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony.© AFP
The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Paralympic Games passed off on the Olympic Stadium within the Japanese capital on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to want the Indian contingent luck forward of the Video games and in addition shared a video of him cheering them on whereas watching the opening ceremony. “Better of luck India! I’m positive our #Paralympics contingent will give their finest and encourage others,” PM Modi wrote in his tweet. Within the video that he shared, he will be seen watching the opening ceremony on tv and applauding enthusiastically when the Indian contingent — led by shot-putter Tek Chand — got here out.
Better of luck India!
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 24, 2021
Tek Chand was given the obligation of being India’s flagbearer after Rio Paralympics gold medallist Thangavelu Mariyappan was quarantined following shut contact with a COVID-19 constructive particular person on their flight to Tokyo.
Mariyappan and 5 others of the Indian contingent have been quarantined till additional discover, as somebody close to their seats on the flight to Tokyo examined constructive for COVID-19.
Nonetheless, all of them examined adverse, so they are going to be collaborating of their respective occasions.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games will happen between August 24 and September 5 and can characteristic 539 medal occasions throughout 22 sports activities. A complete of 54 para-athletes from India throughout 9 sports activities disciplines will probably be that includes within the Paralympic Video games. That is India’s largest ever contingent to the Video games.
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