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Hyderabad: Virtual felicitation to Indian athletes
A virtual appreciation ceremony for Indian athletes who have been selected to participate in the Tokyo Olympics was organised by 'Youthink' foundation in collaboration with Sunshine Senior Secondary School on Monday
Hyderabad: A virtual appreciation ceremony for Indian athletes who have been selected to participate in the Tokyo Olympics was organised by 'Youthink' foundation in collaboration with Sunshine Senior Secondary School on Monday.
Director of Sunshine Senior Secondary School and the daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin Senthamarai Sabarisan, Green Man of India K. Abdul Ghani the founder of the 'Youthink' Foundation and the General Secretary of the Indian Olympic Association Rajiv Mehta were present.
P.V. Sindhu, the ace shuttler of India who couldn't join the session in person sent a video message to the children highlighting the importance of education and sports in one's life. Dutee Chand, the sprinter; Bhavani Devi, the fencer, Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, the table tennis players; Varun Thakkar and Ganapathy, the sailor duo, Sajan Prakash, the swimmer were the Olympian panellists who interacted with the students of Sunshine.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Mehta, General Secretary of the Indian Olympic Association, shared his views saying that he hopes that India would win more than ten Olympic medals this year. It was followed by a Q&A session on Olympians with the students in the 12th grade at Senior Secondary School.
The Indian Olympians, who answered the student's questions at the time, assured the students that they could achieve in the sport if they worked hard and put in their effort. Meanwhile, table tennis players Sarath Kamal, Sathyan Gnanasekara said that students can add pride to the country in the field of sports if parents recognize their uniqueness and support them in achieving their goal.