Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday commended the Indian Para Badminton team who partictipated in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships. The PM took to Twitter to congratulate the players. In his tweet he said that Indians are proud of the contingent that represented the country at the World Championships. Notably, the Para Badminton team won 12 medals this year.
130 crore Indians are extremely proud of the Indian Para Badminton contingent, which has brought home 12 medals at BWF World Championships 2019.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2019
Congratulations to the entire team, whose success is extremely gladdening and motivating. Each of these players is remarkable!
The BWF Indian Para Team won 3 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals. Though the Indian team despite displayed a great show of strength, they could not better their best ever haul of 2015, when they won 4 gold medals. Following the events however, the Indian Para Badminton team was felicitated by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju congratulated the players for their astonishing fet and announced a price money for all the winners and presented them with a cheque of Rs 20 lakh each.
My happiness knows no bounds and it's beyond words as I felicitated our Para-Badminton player on winning 12 Medals at World Championship. A major decision is taken by Sports Ministry today. We will award handsome cash money to the players at the time of arrival itself. pic.twitter.com/P18LawSiRf— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 27, 2019
However, the biggest athlete to make news is Manasi Nayana Joshi won the gold medal at the Para-badminton tournament. Following her absolute victory Joshi took to Twitter and expressed her happiness. Manasi Joshi also thanked her well-wishers and supporters for their immense support throughout the championship. "Thank you everyone for appreciating my win and showering me with so much love and respect. It means a lot to me" she said.
I earned it.— Manasi Nayana Joshi (@joshimanasi11) August 27, 2019
Worked every bit for it. pic.twitter.com/sGZRL9GWMu