Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday asserted that the Indian contingent will win a report variety of medals within the upcoming Asian Video games in Huangzhou, China.
The Sports activities Ministry has given approval to 634 athletes from 38 totally different sporting disciplines to take part within the quadrennial Video games, which shall be held within the Chinese language metropolis from September 23 to October 8.
“I am confident that as much as the team will represent the young and new India; we will ensure historic performances and return with the best medal count. I urge the country to stand behind our athletes and cheer for them,” Thakur mentioned through the crew’s send-off ceremony within the capital.
Throughout the perform, the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) unveiled the official ceremonial costume and taking part in package for the Indian contingent that may compete on the forthcoming Video games.
“Additional Rs 675 crore has been approved by government for infrastructure building and Khelo India Games,” the minister added.
In addition to Thakur, the ceremony was attended by IOA president PT Usha together with different senior officers.
The Indian contingent was represented by hockey goalkeepers PR Sreejesh (males), Savita Punia (ladies), shooter Manu Bhaker and 2018 Asian Video games shot put gold medallist Tajinderpal Singh Toor amongst others.
Usha mentioned she expects each member of the contingent to make the perfect effort.
“We have waited long for the 2022 Asian Games and are delighted that India is sending its largest contingent of 634 athletes. We believe that this squad has the potential to get India its best medal haul as well,” she mentioned.
The Indian contingent clinched 70 medals, together with 16 gold, within the final version of the Asian Video games in 2018.
Conceived and designed by the Nationwide Institute of Style Expertise, the ceremonial costume features a khaki textured saree for ladies and khaki kurta for the male gamers.
The taking part in package is designed by Kashmiri designer Aaquib Wani who has additionally designed the Indian cricket crew jersey.
With 33 members, rowing could have the most important unit after athletics (65) in Hangzhou. In the meantime, a 15-member Esports crew may even be on the Asian Video games the place the occasion makes its debut.