Welcoming the Olympic-returned athletes from the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hosted a lavish breakfast at his residence.
The interaction saw PM Modi sharing ice cream with Bronze medalist PV Sindhu and also treating gold medalist Neeraj Chopra with his favourite dish ‘churma’. However, what caught attention was the small yet inspiring move by PM Modi where he was seen wearing a gumcha that had autographs of Indian participants of the Tokyo Olympics.
Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader and National General Secretary B L Santosh took to Twitter and shared the photograph of PM Modi wearing that gumcha, saying that this kind of respect and recognition is what achievers were missing all these days.
Social media users were also quick to notice and hail PM Modi for inspiring gestures. One of the users tweeted that it is a culture of our India to shower respect on brilliant players and PM Modi represents the same.
PM Modi had an eventful breakfast session with the Olympic-returned Indian athletes and also had a special interaction where the medal winners gifted their favourite sports equipment to the Prime Minister. While Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra gifted his javelin, PV Sindhu, who secured a bronze medal, gifted PM a badminton racquet. The men’s and women’s hockey teams gifted an autographed hockey stick each. C A Bhavani gave her a sword, and boxer Lovlina Borgohain gifted her boxing gloves.