Chief Minister Shivraj Singh has extended good wishes to all the players of the Indian contingent including Madhya Pradesh for once again registering India's name on the world stage with the best performance at the inauguration of Tokyo Olympics 2021 Games. He told all the players that this is the most important moment in the life of all of you. You have to do your best without any pressure. The country is with you - may you be victorious.
Chouhan said that our players have set out to hoist India's flag in Tokyo Olympics. The slogan of "Cheer for India" from every part of the country is further boosting the morale of the players. While encouraging the players, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that "Jeet hamari har nas me, aaye yahan jo karne ko karke ham dikhlayenge, jeet ki baji khele ham aur dil ko bhi jeet kar aayenge." ("Victory in our blood, we shall achieve what we have come here for, we will play to win and also win hearts.")
Chouhan said that it is a matter of pride for Madhya Pradesh that players Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar of MP State Shooting Academy and Vivek Sagar of MP State Hockey Academy have got an opportunity to represent India in Tokyo Olympics. Chouhan has congratulated and extended best wishes to both the players.
The Chief Minister said that at present sports are developing continuously in the state. Our players are ready to bring laurels to the state and country on the international stage like Olympics, World Cup, Asian Games. He said that the Madhya Pradesh government was committed to provide all type of state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure to the players. Chouhan said that in the Tokyo Olympics, two sportspersons of the state, Aishwarya and Vivek, who are from ordinary families, got a chance to shine in the state's academy. Today both are ready to achieve their goal.
The Chief Minister said that at present Madhya Pradesh is leading in the field of sports. In the year 2006, the sports budget was only Rs 5 crore, which has now been increased to Rs 150 crore. In future also there will be no financial crisis for the development of the players and the game. He said that it is a matter of pride for us that in the last Olympics also India was represented by 6 players from the M.P. State Women's Hockey Academy.