PM Modi is increasing the enthusiasm of the players, Paralympic Games will start in Tokyo from August 24

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New DelhiPrime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the players going to raise the flag of India at the Tokyo Paralympics through video conferencing. A 54-member Indian contingent is going to participate in the Paralympic Games to be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur was also present on the occasion.

play hard and put all your might
PM Modi tried to instill enthusiasm within the players in the live conversation. He said, ‘This time also if you come victorious, then I will definitely meet you and know your experiences. Will try his best, but don’t take any pressure.

10 para shooters qualified
For the first time, 10 shooters achieved the qualifying criteria. Before the Tokyo Paralympics, only one shooter had secured the quota, but this time the shooters have secured 10 quotas, including two female shooters.

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Here too there will be no fans in the stadium
Like the Olympics, fans will not be allowed in the stadium during the Paralympic Games due to the corona virus epidemic. Some fans were allowed at sporting events outside Tokyo during the Olympics, but this time no spectators would be allowed for any games. Organizers have also asked people not to come to watch events like marathon and walking.

Corona cases increased in Tokyo

The Paralympic Games will be held from August 24 in which around 4,400 players will participate. More than 11,000 players participated in the Olympics. Prior to the Paralympic Games, cases of new infections have increased in Tokyo and due to this, players are also at risk of getting infected. New infections in Tokyo tripled during the 17 days leading up to the Olympics, but medical experts said the increase was not due to the Games.

Corona emergency extended till September 12
As the pandemic worsened, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that the state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions would be extended until September 12. The state of emergency has been in force since July 12 and was to end at the end of this month. The Paralympic Games will end on September 5.

[Attribution to NBT]

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