Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised badminton star Sindhu that he would have an ice cream with her when she returns to India from the Tokyo Olympics. He fulfilled the promise when he hosted a function for the Indian athletes at his residence.
He lauded the Indian sportspersons for their best-ever show at the Olympics and met and greeted all of them personally.
Sindhu is the first woman to win two individual medals for the country. She won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics and a silver medal at the Rio Olympics five years ago.
On Independence Day, the PM, along with those present at the Red Fort, gave an ovation to the Indian contingent who participated in the recently held Olympics in Tokyo.
The Prime Minister said ” The athletes who have made us proud at the Tokyo Olympics are here among us today. I urge the nation to applaud their achievement today. They have not only won our hearts but also inspired future generations.”