Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with the Indian contingent which will represent the nation in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.
The games will be held in Birmingham from July 28.
During the interaction he urged them to face their opponents with the mantra of "Kyu Pade Ho Chakkar Me Koi Nahi Hai Takkar Me".
The interaction took place via virtual conferencing mode.
During his meeting with athletes, PM Modi wished them luck for the multi-sport event and hoped for their success.
The Prime Minister noted how this time period is in a way most important in the history of Indian sports.
"Today's time is in a way the most important period in the history of Indian sports. Today, the spirit of players like you is also high, the training is also getting better and the atmosphere in the country towards sports is also tremendous. You are all climbing new peaks, making new summits," he said.
He also tweeted a video of his interaction with the athletes.
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A contingent of 215 athletes will represent India in 141 events across 19 sporting disciplines.