PM Narendra Modi inaugurates synthetic athletics track and stadium at Usha School of Athletics

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the inauguration of the Synthetic Track of the USHA School, via video conference, in New Delhi on June 15, 2017.



PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a synthetic athletics track and a stadium in Usha School of Athletics on Thursday. The 8-lane 400 meter synthetic track has been funded by a 8.5 CR grant to boost the training facilities at the athletics school.

Addressing the inauguration via video conference, Modi praised former sprint queen PT Usha. “Usha school and will provide modern facilities to the trainees; P T Usha has been a shining light of sports in India she endured several challenges in life and went on to enter olympics final,” he said.

He further said, "To me, sports includes the following attributes. I will expand the word sports to share them:

S for Skill;
P for Perseverance
O for Optimism;
R for Resilience;
T for Tenacity;
S for Stamina.


He further emphasized that sports create a spirit of sportsmanship, which matters both on and off the field.

The PM also urged the sports community to decide on a set of goals in sports when India marks 75 years of freedom in 2022 and take a pledge to realise them.

The complete text of the PM's address can be read here.

Source – PIB, Govt. of India



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