Sports Ministry To Release Short Films On Olympic-Bound Athletes

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) on Thursday, June 3, launched short films reminiscing the journeys of Olympic-bound Indian Athletes to mark 50 days to the Summer Games.

The films flash the journey of prime sportspersons from the early days to the Olympic participation.

The films would be telecasted on Doordarshan everyday till July 23, when the date Summer Games kick-start.

On the release occasion, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said “Our athletes are our national assets. They put in years of focused hardwork, often at the cost of their personal lives, to bring glory to the country. These films are an ode to their unwavering hard work and dedication to their game.”

The series – Olympic Ki Asha – will celebrate the stories of grit, passion and determination of India’s elite athletes and pay homage to what it has taken to reach the highest level of sporting excellence.

“I invite the entire nation, especially our youngsters, to watch these inspirational stories and cheer for our athletes as they prepare to compete in the biggest sporting event in the world,” Rijiju added.

The first few films would be reigning World champion and Rio silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu, followed by wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, boxer MC Mary Kom and wrestler Bajrang Punia, amongst others.

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