New Delhi, March 7: Union Sports minister Anurag Thakur on Monday exuded confidence that Indian sportspersons will perform their best at the Asian Games to be held in China later this year. 

 Speaking after chairing the first high-level meeting for Paris Olympics the minister said “constant efforts are being made to make sure that our Athletes perform well at the Asian Games and that India gives is best-ever performance in Hangzhou this year.  

The meeting which was attended by representatives from the Sports Ministry, the Sports Authority of India (SAI), and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) discussed in detail the roadmap to the Paris Olympics that is to take place next year and also took an update on the preparations for the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou this year. 

Our MOC (Mission Olympic Cell) members have been having bi-weekly meetings and teams have been in touch with the Athletes on a regular basis to check in on the progress and make sure everything is on track.  

“Today’s assessment meeting was on that and all stakeholders that were present today agreed that this Asian Games, India would have its best-ever performance. Be it the government, or the athletes, all are working towards making sure that no stone is left unturned in being prepared for these Asian Games.” Thakur said 

The Asian Games are set to take place from September 23rd to October 8th in Hangzhou, China while the Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from 26th July to August 11th, 2024 in Paris, France next year.


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