The opening ceremony of the 141st IOC was a star-studded affair with a galaxy of superstars from the world of sports activities and movies from throughout the globe descending in Mumbai on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, declared the 141st session of the IOC open within the presence of Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, and Nita Ambani, IOC member.
The Session, which is being held in India after 40 years was graced by the Honourable Governor of Maharashtra Shri Ramesh Bais, Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde, Honourable Deputy Chief Ministers Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Shri Ajit Pawar of Maharashtra and Honourable Sports activities Minister of India Shri Anurag Thakur.
HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck of Bhutan, Gianni Infantino, FIFA President and Sebastian Coe, World Athletics President, PT Usha, President of the IOA amongst different sporting dignitaries and heads of sporting federations additionally attended the occasion.
Contemporary off their report medal haul on the Asian Video games, the Indian athletes have been additionally on the ceremony, celebrating India’s success.
Reigning Olympic and World Champion Neeraj Chopra, Olympic medallists together with Abhinav Bindra, and Leander Paes have been accompanied by India Nationwide Hockey Workforce’s PR Sreejesh.
Indian cricket stars Jhulan Goswami and Harmanpreet Kaur together with famend Olympians Anju Bobby George and Anjali Bhagwat additionally attended.
Sports activities crew house owners – Shah Rukh Khan, and Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt together with Deepika Padukone, whose tryst with sports activities started at a really younger age, have been additionally in attendance
Deepa Malik, the primary Indian lady to medal on the Paralympics and Manika Batra, the primary Indian feminine desk tennis participant to win a medal on the Asian Video games, have been all in the home too.
India gained loads of medals within the Asian Video games and the following era athletes equivalent to Saurav Ghosal, Abhay Singh, Jyothi Yarraji, Jinson Johnson, Avinash Sable and Parul Chaudhary all attending the opening ceremony.
The Opening Ceremony set the tone for an unforgettable 141st Session to point out the world India’s love for sports activities and the abundance of expertise that represents it on the international stage.