PM lauds Sonowal as Sports minister in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today heaped praises on Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to transact his duties despite being busy with Assam assembly elections.
Modi appreciated the minister for paying a surprise visit to National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala, where the athletes were preparing for the upcoming Rio games in August.
"In this regard I want to appreciate Sarbananda Sonowal.
In the poll season, he went to NIS-Patiala for a surprise visit," the prime minister said while addressing nations through 'Mann Ki Baat today.
' "There were polls, he was a CM candidate but Sarbananda Sonowal performed his duty as a sports minister.
This is a big thing.
Everybody was surprised and noted how a union minister showed so much concern.
It gave immense pleasure that he went to NIS-Patiala even before the election results were out without informing anybody," he added.
He further said that one needs to emphasis on creating good atmosphere rather worrying about the medals.
"It is essential to be positive about our athletes.
Let us not worry about the results.
When we talk about the Olympics, we do feel sad over the medal tally.
But we need to create the right atmosphere to encourage athletes," he added.

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