Modi congratulates Indian Olympic contingent

Modi congratulates Indian Olympic contingent

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the Indian Olympic contingent, saying every athlete gave his or her best at the just concluded Rio Olympics.

“Want to specially wish the Indian contingent at #Rio2016. Every athlete gave his or her best,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

The Prime Minister also congratulated Brazil for hosting a “memorable” Games.

“Special gratitude to the host nation, Brazil for hosting people from across the world and organising memorable #OlympicGames,” he said.

India finished 67th on the overall medals tally with only two medals — a silver and a bronze won, respectively, by P.V. Sindhu in badminton and Sakshi Malik in wrestling.

Modi assures help to flood-hit states

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured total support in the rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Praying for the safety and well-being of those affected by floods, the Prime Minister hoped that the situation in the affected areas would normalise at the earliest, a statement said.

“I pray for the safety and well-being of those in areas affected by floods in parts Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister said Home Minister Rajnath Singh is “closely monitoring the situation”.

“He (Rajnath Singh) has spoken to the chief ministers and taken stock of rescue and relief operations. Centre assures total support in the rescue and relief operations. I hope the situation in the affected areas normalises at the earliest,” the Prime Minister said.

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