President congratulates State for successful conduct of Games


President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee congratulated the State for the successful conduct of the 35th National Games.


“Congratulations to the organisers for the efficient conduct of the Games in which more than 10,000 athletes competed in 33 events,” the President tweeted shortly before the closing ceremony of the Games here on Saturday.


He also tweeted, “Congratulations to Kerala for hosting the National Games for a second time after 1987,” and, in other successive tweets, congratulated all participants and medal winners, noting that ‘‘the National Games enable our sportspersons demonstrate the excellence they can achieve.’’


‘‘Sports and games are important for every community and society,’’ the President said and added, ‘‘sports promote national integration and inculcate national pride, foster friendship and spirit of sportsmanship.’’


Sunday, February 15, 2015