The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with the badminton players who won the Thomas Cup after 73 years as well as the women players participating in the Uber Cup and encouraged them. He said that your victory has increased the popularity of badminton in the country.
This was not possible with the speeches of coaches and leaders. During this, Lakshya Sen arrived from Almora with special sweets for PM Modi.
What Did PM Modi Said?
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He said that there was a time when our team used to be far behind in the list of winning the Thomas title. Indians would never have even heard the name of this title, but today you have made it popular in the country. This Indian team has instilled the spirit that with hard work, anything can be achieved.
Modi also spoke to the Thomas Cup-winning team members Chirag, Lakshya Sen, and HS Prannoy. Apart from this, also interacted with Unnati Hooda, the youngest player of Haryana who participated in the Uber Cup.
At the same time, the coach of the doubles team, Mathias Bo, was very happy when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and talked to the team. He said that I have also been a player. Won medals for his country Denmark. But our Prime Minister never called to meet the team.
Congratulating the players, Modi said that Lakshya Sen had told me on the phone that I would feed sweets. Today he brought sweets for me. In fact, when the PM interacted with the players after winning the Thomas Cup, he asked Lakshya to feed him sweets from Almora.
On the other hand, Lakshya Sen, stating the reason for not playing the first three matches, said that he had got food poisoning. Because of this, he could not play three matches, perhaps he had eaten something wrong at the airport.