President wishes Indian sportspersons in Rio

Rio de Janeiro: President of India Pranab Mukherjee today wished the entire Indian contingent on the eve of the Rio Olympics.

“I am sure the Games will be an opportunity for our sportspersons to display their talents and test their limits in various sporting disciplines. These Games will be an opportunity for competing with participants from all over the world in the best traditions of sportsmanship. I urge the sportspersons to do their best for the glory of the nation and to promote unity and friendship with sportspersons of all participating nations,” Mukherjee wrote in the letter.

Commenting on the letter, Gupta said: “This is a big encouragement for the sportspersons and is an indication that the whole country is behind them and wish them to do well and bring glory to India.”