Sports Minister Anurag Thakur interacts with athletes and medalists

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday met the Indian athletes who returned from Nairobi after competing at the U-20 World Athletics Championships.  He felicitated India's medal winners in the recent World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi.

The Indian contingent returned with a haul of three medals that included two silver and a bronze.

Thakur expressed confidence that the young athletes will excel in the future international competitions like Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. He sought suggestions from the young athletes to improve the sports ecosystem in the country. He then said there would be several initiatives taken by the government to help nurture the culture of sports in India.

"It is a big moment for us to cherish. We see a hope in you," Thakur was quoted as saying in a press release, adding that "Your performance is commendable in the backdrop of Covid-19. These were not easy times, these were not normal times."

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