26 August :Beijing Olympic Games Medal Winners Shri Vijender Kumar and Shri Sushil Kumar called on the Vice President of India Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari here today. Welcoming these winners of the medals, the Vice President said that in sports the most important aspect is to play for the country rather than winning or loosing the game.
To participate in Olympic Games, held once in four years, is a proud moment for any sports person. He expressed his confidence that in the next Olympic Games, Indian Sports persons will win more medals and make the nation proud.
The Vice President asked the Sports Minister Shri M.S. Gill, who was present there, to find out the modalities to tap the sports potential in our country and make our country a ‘Sports power’. We have to learn how some countries have become ‘Sports power’. Lauding the efforts of the sports persons he said that we have to learn from our failures.
The Vice President called upon the people of our country to give due respect to sports and sports persons. Games and sports should be encouraged in schools and colleges.
The Vice President assured the award winning sports persons and sports authorities present there of full support and cooperation of Government and Society. The Union Sports Minister Dr. M.S. Gill, IOA Chairman Shri Suresh Kalmadi and a number of sports persons were pres