To cheer up the athletes participating in Tokyo Olympics, the Delhi Metro authorities have set up a number of selfie points at its prominent stations including at Rajiv Chowk and JLN Stadium.
"Pledging support to Indian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, DMRC has installed selfie points at several prominent stations. Many enthusiastic patrons joined the entire nation in cheering for our athletes. #Cheer4India," the DMRC tweeted.
The DMRC also shared pictures of a few commuters taking photos at some of the selfie-points. The stations where selfie-points have been installed are – Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba Road, Central Secretariat, Kashmere Gate, Mandi House, Kirti Nagar, Inderlok, Anand Vihar, JLN Stadium and IGI Airport, a senior DMRC official said.
A senior DMRC official said that all interchange facilities shall be covered broadly and the selfie points may also be shifted to different stations as the games progress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony and said "we look forward to a season of incredible performances by the world's best sportspersons".
The Olympics, postponed by a year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, are set to open in Tokyo on Friday. India is being represented by its largest ever contingent of127 athletes at the Tokyo Games, which also includes the highest female representation of 56 sportspersons.