New Delhi, Jul 19 (FN Bureau) India’s supreme football body on Monday sent its best wishes to the Indian Olympic contingent for Tokyo Olympics, the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza, which is all set to kick-off on July 23. Congratulating the Indian athletes, All India Football Federation President Praful Patel said that he was confident that the “Tricolour will fly high at the grand stage.” In his message, Mr Patel said “On behalf of the All India Football Federation and the entire Indian football family, I would like to extend our best wishes to the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics. We are sure that the hard work and efforts put in by them, especially during these challenging times, will bear fruit as we move forward together.
Best of luck! Go for glory!” AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das wished the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Games. In his message, the General Secretary stated: “The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of sporting excellence. Years of continuous dedication and perseverance have gone into this journey and we are all looking forward to seeing our athletes shine on the global stage. Sending Indian Football’s best wishes to the Indian Olympic contingent as they stand on the cusp of making history. The sky’s the limit for you!” The football’s governing body had earlier also organised an AIFF TV chat last week with the world’s best hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, wishing the contingent “good luck.” India are sending their largest-ever team with Indian athletes set to compete across 18 different sporting disciplines. The contingent consists of a number of seasoned campaigners coupled with many first-time Olympians as well, all of whom will be determined to make a mark at the Games.