President Kovind will host the Olympic team and address the nation: President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation this evening on the occasion of Independence Day.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will host the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian team through ‘High Tea’ on Saturday to mark India’s 75th Independence Day. Earlier this week, an official statement from the Presidential Secretariat said that the Indian Olympic team will be hosted at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi.
After offering high tea to the Indian delegation, President Kovind will address the nation on the occasion of Independence Day. According to a statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s speech will be telecast on All India Radio (AIR) and all television networks from 7 pm.
The Indian team will also attend the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in the national capital a day later at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet and interact with the athletes at the event.
India won a total of seven medals at this year’s 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold. The show is considered to be India’s best in any Olympics. The country ranks 48th in the overall medal tally, the highest ranking in four decades.
After stories about being “almost” for a few years, finally thanks to Chopra throwing 87.58 meters, India became the first track and field medalist. In the process, the 23-year-old javelin thrower also became the second Indian to win individual gold at the Olympics.
Manipuri weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, on the other hand, ended India’s 21-year wait for a medal in the event, winning a silver medal in the 49kg category on the first day of the Olympics on July 24. Another silver medalist Haryana-born wrestler Ravi Dahiya reached the final of the men’s 57kg freestyle event.
Badminton star PV Sindhu once again won a bronze medal in the women’s singles event. The men’s hockey team also won a bronze medal after a gap of 41 years. Lovina Borgohain won India’s lone boxing medal and a bronze medal at the Tokyo Games, earning her a special place in Indian women’s boxing history.