Mukherjee asks participants of 'Sports Plus Initiative' to make India proud

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon the participants of the 'Sports Plus Initiative' to work hard and make India proud by achieving distinction in sports.

President Mukherjee, who interacted with participants of the 'Sports Plus Initiative' of the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday, presented gifts to all the participants.

He also interacted with parents and coaches of the participants in the initiative.

President Mukherjee also inaugurated a renovated Peacock Sports Complex at President's Estate on the occasion.

The aim of the 'Sports Plus Initiative' is to train talented children from the President's Estate in different games using the sports facilities of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Through this initiative, sports facilities have been opened for every child of President's Estate.

Select children of the employees of Rashtrapati Bhavan have been chosen through a competitive process and are being trained in tennis, squash and table tennis by professional coaches to try and reach national and international standards. The selected children are being provided free coaching, playing kits and nutritious meals. (ANI)

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