Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday launched the Tokyo Olympics #Cheer4India campaign in Manipur to motivate the athletes representing India.
Five athletes from Manipur will be representing the country in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. They are MC Mary Kom in Boxing, Sushila Likmabam in Judo, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in Weightlifting, Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu and Nilakanta Sharma in Hockey India team. I would like to congratulate all our five athletes and wish them the best in this feat, the chief minister said in a Facebook post.
"As a part of celebrating them and Olympics, we are initiating many activities like virtual felicitation with the families of the athletes, Olympics Quiz - "Road to Tokyo 2020", fan engagement drives, Olympic Symposium and also setting up selfie points where people can click pictures and show their support. These activities will also be conducted with utmost care of the current pandemic situation to boost the morale of our athletes participating in Tokyo 2020," CM Biren said.
The 2020 Summer Olympics is scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan between July 23 and August 8 and will feature a record 33 sports at 339 events across 42 venues.