President Kovind meets CWG winners at Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met with the medal winners of the recently-concluded 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games here at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Most of the Gold Coast medal winners, including shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, wrestler Babita Phogat, shooters Jitu Rai, Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala, boxers MC Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu met the President.

After the meeting, President Kovind took to his Twitter handle to express delightment and said that the entire nation is extremely proud of their remarkable achievements.

“Delighted to meet Indian medal winners of Commonwealth Games 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Their hardwork, tenacity and perseverance continue to inspire millions to bring laurels for the country. The entire nation is extremely proud of their remarkable achievements,” he said.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also interacted with the medal winners of the Gold Coast here at Lok Kalyan Marg and said that their sporting feats have raised India’s stature.

The Prime Minister had congratulated all the medal winners and also complimented those who failed to clinch medals but had performed creditably.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games has been India’s third most successful CWG of all time.

India won a total of 66 medals, which included 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze.

Earlier, India won 101 medals in the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 and 69 medals in the 2002 Melbourne Games.(ANI)