PM Modi declares National Games Open in Ahmedabad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared open the 36th National Games here on Thursday. Indian sportspersons might not have performed well in the past due to nepotism and corruption but his government cleaned up the system, the Prime Minister said on the day.
While addressing the ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad here, PM Modi praised Indian athletes for winning medals in various international events such as the Olympics which were held recently.
“The country’s sportsmen were capable in the past too. This movement of winning medals could have started earlier too. But, instead of professionalism, there was nepotism and corruption in sports. We have cleaned up the system and pumped in new confidence among the youth,” the Prime Minister said in his address to the sea of people.
“Your victory in sports will pave the way for the country’s success in other fields. The soft power of sports will significantly improve our country’s image in the world,” PM Modi to the sportspersons.