PM Modi gives Indian squadron warm send-off to Olympics

Jul 05, 2016, 02:07 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes bound to compete in this years Rio Olympics on Monday at the Manekshaw Centre.

Along with congratulating them on representing the country, he wished them luck before giving them a warm send-off.

Some of the athletes were Yogeshwar Dutt, Jitu Rai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Heena Sidhu, PV Sindhu, Deepika Thakur, Babita Kumari, Shiv Thapa among others.
  
Here are a few of the moments captured between the noble athletes and the Prime Minister of India.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the athletes and sportspersons in New Delhi. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the athletes and sportspersons in New Delhi. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the athletes and sportspersons in New Delhi. PTI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt at Manekshaw Centre. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt at Manekshaw Centre. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt at Manekshaw Centre. PTI

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Badminton player, P V Sindhu shakes hands with PM Modi. PTI

Badminton player, P V Sindhu shakes hands with PM Modi. PTI

Badminton player P V Sindhu gets PM Modi's autograph on her racket. PTI

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PM Modi and Indian boxer, Shiv Thapa at Manekshaw Centre. PTI

PM Modi and Indian boxer, Shiv Thapa at Manekshaw Centre. PTI

PM Modi and Indian boxer, Shiv Thapa at Manekshaw Centre. PTI

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Wrestler Hardeep seeks the blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a warm send-off ceremony. PTI

Wrestler Hardeep seeks the blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a warm send-off ceremony. PTI

Wrestler Hardeep seeks the blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a warm send-off ceremony. PTI 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with wrestler Babita Kumari. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with wrestler Babita Kumari. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with wrestler Babita Kumari. PTI 

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The group of athletes also indulged in a short selfie session with the Prime Minister at the send-off ceremony. PTI

The group of athletes also indulged in a short selfie session with the Prime Minister at the send-off ceremony. PTI

The group of athletes also indulged in a short selfie session with the Prime Minister at the send-off ceremony. PTI

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The Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016 and PM Narendra Modi in a selfie moment. PTI

The Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016 and PM Narendra Modi in a selfie moment. PTI

The Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016 and PM Narendra Modi in a selfie moment. PTI