New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Minister of State for Sports Nisith Pramanik were there at the airport on Saturday night (17 July 2021) to send off 88 member contingent for Tokyo Olympics
An 88 member Indian contingent including 54 athletes were given a formal send-off Saturday night at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The athletes were addressed by Anurag Thakur and Nisith Pramanik. They extended their best wishes and told the Indian contingent that 135 crore Indians were cheering for them.
Athletes and support staff in eight disciplines Badminton, Archery, Hockey, Judo, Swimming, Weightlifting, Gymnastics and Table Tennis departed from New Delhi to Tokyo.