Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a task force to prepare a comprehensive action plan to prepare for India’s participation in next 2020-2028 Olympics on Friday.
The task force, comprising members, will include both in-house experts as well as those from the outside. The announced team will be created in the next few days to prepare effective preparation for the Indian’s sports persons in the next three Olympics which will be held in 2020, Tokyo.
While announcing the decision at the meeting with Council of Ministers, the PM Modi has said that the task force will prepare the overall strategy for training, sports facilities, selecting procedure of members and related matters.
“The endurance, determination & dedication of every Indian athlete who is in Rio makes us very proud. They are India’s pride,” Modi wrote in Twitter.
The recent Rio Olympics is one of the largest ever participation by India with 118 athletes who qualified for the prestigious event, but many of them could not cross the first stage.
India ended winning two medals, a Silver medal by PV Sindhu in Women’s singles and Bronze medal by Sakshi Malik in women’s freestyle (58kgs). The Government of India has spent 100 crores in training the sportsperson for the Olympics under the Target Olympic Programme.
The next Olympics will be held in 2020 (Tokyo), 2024 and 2028. The Government is taking a preventive step, not to repeat the backdrop performance in the upcoming Olympics.