The Prime Minister hailed the determination of the organizers as staging the Games amid the challenges of the pandemic embodies determination and passion
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI
Bengaluru: Team spirit is the number one mantra for success in sports and it also takes a holistic approach and 100% dedication for it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a video message for Khelo India University Games here Sunday.
The games were declared open by Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu at the Sree Kanteerava indoor stadium here.
Governor of Karnataka Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, Union Youth and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Minister of State, Ministry of Youth and Sports Nisith Pramanik was among the dignitaries present for the occasion.
The Prime Minister said that Bengaluru symbolizes the country’s youthful enthusiasm and makes professionals proud. He said it’s significant that a confluence of startups and sports is happening here. “Holding the Khelo India University Games in Bangalore will add to the energy of this beautiful city,” he said.
The Prime Minister hailed the determination of the organizers as staging the Games amid the challenges of the pandemic embodies determination and passion. This youthful passion propels India in all spheres with new momentum, the Prime Minister added.
Modi stressed the importance of team spirit. “This team spirit we learn from sports. You will experience it directly at the Khelo India University Games. This team spirit also gives us a new way of looking at life,” the Prime Minister said. Likewise, a holistic approach and 100% dedication are essential conditions for success in sport. The strengths and learnings of the sports field also advance life. “Sport, in a literal sense, is the real life support system,” Prime Minister Modi stressed.
The Prime Minister also drew similarities between sport and life regarding various aspects such as passion, challenges, learning from defeat, integrity and the ability to live in the moment. “Wearing victory well and learning from defeat is an important art that one learns in sports,” he said.
Modi told the athletes that they were the youth of New India and they were also the standard bearers of Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat. Youth thinking and approaches shape the policies of the country today. The Prime Minister said today’s youth have made fitness a mantra for the country’s progress. Many initiatives are freeing sport from the shackles of the old way of thinking.
Measures such as the emphasis on sports in the new education policy, modern sports infrastructure, a transparent selection process or the increasing use of modern technology in sports are quickly becoming the identity of New India. , the hopes and aspirations of its youth, and the foundation of New India’s decisions.
“Now, new sports science centers are being established in the country. Dedicated sports universities are springing up. This is for your convenience and to fulfill your dreams,” the Prime Minister said.
Modi reiterated the link between sports power and country power, as recognition in sports adds to the recognition of the country. He recalled his encounter with the Tokyo Olympics contingent and recalled the glow and satisfaction of doing something for the country on the faces of the athletes. The Prime Minister urged players to play for the country while taking part in the Games.