I want to eat churma made by your mother, PM Modi said to Neeraj Chopra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted offline and online with Indian players participating in the Paris Olympic Games on 5 July 2024. During this, the PM also encouraged the athletes. Olympic gold medalists Neeraj Chopra, Nikhat Zareen, PV Sindhu also joined the conversation with the PM. During this, the PM told Neeraj that he wants to eat churma made by his mother.

In fact, while teasing Neeraj who was connected to the online conversation, Prime Minister Modi said, your churma has not arrived yet. On this Neeraj said hesitantly, “Sir, I will bring churma this time. Last time in Delhi, we had sugar churma but I will feed you Haryana’s desi ghee and jaggery churma.”

On this, the Prime Minister said, “I want to eat churma made by your mother.” Last time, while welcoming the players after returning from Tokyo Olympics, Modi had fed churma to Chopra and ice cream to two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu at his residence. Sindhu, who won silver in Rio Olympics and bronze in Tokyo, said that this is her third Olympics and after winning silver and bronze, now the aim is to change the colour of the medal. She said, “This time I am going with a lot of experience and will return with a better medal. I will tell the new players that do not take pressure and focus while believing in themselves.”

The Prime Minister asked Priyanka Goswami, a jockey who was practising in Switzerland, whether she was taking Balkrishna with her this time as well. To this, Goswami said, “Yes. This is his second Olympics as well.” Goswami had taken the idol of Laddu Gopal in her hand while receiving the medal after winning the silver medal in 10000 meter jockeying in the Commonwealth Games and had dedicated her medal to him. When Priyanka congratulated Modi on becoming the Prime Minister for the third time, the players welcomed it by clapping.

The Prime Minister wished Neeraj Chopra to stay healthy and avoid injury. Earlier, Neeraj said, “I have played very few tournaments this year because I got injured in between. Practice is going very well and I will try to give 100 percent for the country. Tokyo was my first Olympics in which I won gold and the reason for that was that I had no fear in my mind and had faith in my training.” He said, “I would like to tell all the players to give their best without fearing anyone. If we are working so hard staying away from home, then we can beat anyone.”

Prime Minister Modi said, “You gave very useful information. May you be in good health, may you not suffer any new injury.” On this occasion, men’s hockey captain Harmanpreet Singh said that the history of hockey has been very glorious and efforts are being made to bring medals again after Tokyo. Very good facilities are being provided. Prime Minister Modi told him, “The maximum pressure is on hockey players because every child of the country thinks that this is our game and how are we losing in it. It requires a lot of hard work but we are sure that you will come out victorious.”

First time shooter Ramita Jindal was asked about her experience. She was also asked where she was trained or if anyone else in her family is involved in sports. Wrestler Anant Panghal also said that she will leave no stone unturned to win a medal in wrestling. The youngest member of the Indian contingent, fourteen year old swimmer Dhinidhi Desinghu also promised the Prime Minister to give her best performance. He asked archer Deepika Kumari, who is going to the Olympics for the fourth time, what message she would give to those playing Olympics for the first time.

He also asked that you must have learnt a lot in three times, so what new did you learn for preparation this time or are you going with the routine preparation. Boxer Nikhat Zareen said that this is her first Olympics and she wants to live up to the expectations of the countrymen. Shooter Sifat Kaur and Manu Bhaker, players who emerged from Khelo India, also shared their experiences.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top