Tokyo Olympics medal winners, including Neeraj, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu and the men’s hockey team, along with officials of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) attended the 75th Independence Day celebrations.
“It was an honour to attend the Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort today. As an athlete and a soldier, my heart is full of emotion when I see the national flag flying high. Jai Hind,” Neeraj Chopra tweeted.
It was an honour to attend the Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort today. As an athlete and a so… https://t.co/d4k1yQdYAH
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) 1629008211000
Indian men’s hockey player Mandeep Singh said he witnessed the best Independence Day celebrations on Sunday.
“Special day to remember, witnessed the best Independence Day celebration,” Mandeep tweeted.
Special day to remember, witnessed the best Independence Day celebration.#redfort #delhi #flaghosting… https://t.co/7XDaZq9vFC
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeepsingh995) 1629000246000
Star boxer Maty Kom extended greeting from the Red Fort to her fans and followers.
“My warm greetings to all on the occasion of 75th Independence Day,” Mary Kom tweeted.
My warm greetings to all on the occasion of 75th Independence Day. #IndependenceDayIndia #IndependenceDay https://t.co/q4vuztXsPO
— M C Mary Kom OLY (@MangteC) 1628997644000
Sprinter Dutee Chand shared a picture from the event and said it is always a pride to stand near the national flag.
“It always a pride to stand near to National Flag. Today is very memorable day for me as I am at Red Fort attending the 75th Independence Day of India with Honorable PM and all esteemed Guests. Wish you all Happy Independence Day,” Dutee Chand tweeted.
It always a pride to stand near to National Flag. Today is very memorable day for me as I am at Redfort attending t… https://t.co/HTJMZBNF98
— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) 1628997574000
PM Modi in his Independence Day Speech applauded the Indian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and said the country was proud of them for bringing glory to the nation and that their feat has inspired the future generation.
“The athletes who have made us proud at Tokyo Olympics are here amongst us today. I urge the nation to applaud their achievement today. They have not only won our hearts but also inspired future generations,” PM Modi said in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
I pay tribute to our #Tokyo2020 Olympians who made our nation proud. They have not only won our hearts but also ins… https://t.co/P9mOtrYlZT
— PIB India (@PIB_India) 1628994807000
PM Modi also greeted the Olympic athletes after the conclusion of his Independence Day speech here at the Red Fort.
Around 240 Olympians, support staff and SAI and sports federation officials were invited to grace the Gyan Path in front of the ramparts.