Sports Minister Inaugurated ‘Wall of Wishes’

Union Minister of State (I/ C) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today inaugurated ‘Wall of Wishes’ at India Gate Lawns, Near Hyderabad House in the gracious presence of Renowned Boxer and Olympian Ms Mary C. Kom to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country. He also launched Digital Campaign for general public to wish Indian Olympic Contingent their best for the Rio Games.  This comes after the RUN FOR RIO organized by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to connect public at large, especially children and youth, with the Olympic spirit and power of sports. This year India is sending its largest ever contingent to participate in the Rio Games 
20 thousand school children and youth had participated in the 5 Km run on July 31 after the Prime Minister flagged it off at National Stadium to demonstrate to RIO bound Indian athletes that the whole country is proud of them and wishes them all the best in the forthcoming competitions. 
Shri Vijay Goel in his speech urged the people especially students and youth to visit India Gate in large numbers to sign their wishes at the ‘Wall of Wishes’ to cheer the Indian players competing at Rio.  He said, fellow countrymen should also join digital campaign launched today by changing their Twitter profile picture, tweet #KheloIndia to @indiasports to cheer and demonstrate their solidarity with the Indian players in true Olympic Spirit. Youngsters can also send their wishes for the Indian Olympians on the Narendra Modi Mobile App (NM APP).


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