BAI welcomes PM’s initiative of Task Force for Olympics

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to set up a Task Force for effective participation in the next three Olympic Games – 2020, 2024 and 2028.

The Task Force, which was announced at a meeting of the Council of Ministers here on Friday, will comprise in-house experts as well as others from outside.

“I appreciate Prime Minister’s thought to prepare effective action plan to enhance performance of Indian sportspersons in future Olympics. I believe Narendra Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister who is serious and has vision to improve the status of Indian sports,” Das said.

“BAI welcomes his initiative and will support it with all our resources. BAI is open to work with Prime Minister Office and Sports Ministry to achieve success in Badminton in upcoming Olympics.”

–IANS

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