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Commonwealth Games players gave special gifts to PM Modi, says it was great to talk to you

Indian players expressed happiness and gratitude for being honored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their excellent performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi. Indian players expressed happiness and gratitude for being honored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their excellent performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, in which Nikhat Zareen gifted them boxing ‘gloves’ and sprinter Hima Das gifted them the traditional Assamese gamchha. PM Modi hosted the Indian contingent at his residence on Saturday and honored the players. Indian players performed brilliantly in Birmingham, winning 61 medals, including 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze medals. India finished fourth in the overall medal tally.

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Boxer Nikhat tweeted, “Honoured to gift Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sir the boxing ‘gloves’ signed by all the boxers. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Had a wonderful day with my fellow players who made the country proud. World Championship gold medalist boxer Nikhat won the gold medal in his weight category in Birmingham.

Taking to Twitter, Hima wrote, ‘Excited to receive blessings from our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Commonwealth Games 2022. I am fortunate to have presented her with our traditional gamchha, which is full of gratitude from the entire Assam. Thanks for said. Chanu said that I am honored after meeting and interacting with Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi sir. Thank you sir for your support and encouragement. Jai Hind.

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Young badminton partner Lakshya Sen also expressed his gratitude for being honored by the Prime Minister. He tweeted that what a wonderful day for all the players, thank you. Thank you so much for appreciating our hard work and your words of encouragement. We are all grateful for your support. Will continue to make our country proud. Jai Hind.

Mirabai Chanu, Champion weightlifter, who won the gold medal without breaking a sweat, a year after her historic silver at the Tokyo Olympics, thanked the PM for his words of encouragement. “Honoured to meet & interact with our Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi Sir. Thank you so much sir for all your support & encouragement. Jai Hind,” Chanu said.

Indian shuttler Chirag Shetty worte on microblogging site, “Thank You Sir for sparing your valuable time and inviting us over to your residence. It was like always a delight to speak with you.”

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Congratulating the Indian contingent, the Prime Minister said on Saturday that the golden era of Indian sports is knocking and there is no need to sit quietly after being satisfied with the good performance. Badminton player Chirag Shetty wrote on the ‘microblogging site’ that thank you sir for taking your valuable time and inviting us to your residence. It is always wonderful to talk with you.

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