Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 26
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lifted the spirits of the first Indian Olympic fencer Bhavani Devi after she lost a match to world number three Mannon Brunet.
“You gave your best and that is all that counts. Wins and losses are a part of life. India is very proud of your contributions. You are an inspiration for our citizens,” the PM tweeted on Devi’s post about her loss.
When ur inspiration icon calls u an inspiration, what better day i can ask for? Ur words motivated me @narendramodi ji, U stood by me even at loosing the match, this gesture & leadership has given me boost & confidence to work hard & win upcoming matches for 🇮🇳— C A Bhavani Devi (@IamBhavaniDevi) July 26, 2021
Jai Hind@PMOIndia https://t.co/RBZ8BFCXcO
Devi wrote back thanking the PM and said, “When ur inspiration icon calls you an inspiration, what better day I can ask for? Your words motivated me @narendramodi ji, you stood by me even at loosing the match, this gesture and leadership has given me boost and confidence to work hard and win upcoming matches for India.”
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