Nikhat Zareen gave him her boxing gloves, and sprinter Hima Das gave him the traditional Assamese gamcha as a way for Indian athletes to express their joy at being recognised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their outstanding performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. On Saturday, Modi welcomed the Indian team to his house to thank the athletes.
In Birmingham, the Indian competitors put up a spectacular performance, winning 61 medals, including 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze. “I’m honoured to present our esteemed Prime Minister @narendramodi sir with the boxing gloves that each fighter has personally autographed. I’m grateful for this fantastic chance. A wonderful day spent with my fellow athletes who have brought honour to the nation, “In a tweet, Nikhat.
The world champion boxer took home the gold medal in her weight division at the Olympics. Hima posted on Twitter, saying, “I am honoured to receive the Commonwealth Games 2022 endorsement from our honourable Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi Ji. We were fortunate to give him our customary gamcha, which was accompanied by heartfelt thanks from the entire Assam.”
Weightlifting champion Mirabai Chanu hailed the prime minister for his words of support after winning the gold medal without breaking a sweat, a year after earning a historic silver at the Tokyo Olympics. “I was honoured to interact with and meet our esteemed Prime Minister, @narendramodi Sir. I sincerely appreciate your support and encouragement, sir. “Jai Hind,” “stated Chanu.