PM Modi gives sportspersons 'five-point mantra', asks them to spread positivity amid Covid-19 lockdown

PM Modi gives sportspersons 'five-point mantra', asks them to spread positivity amid Covid-19 lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with India's top athletes and gave five-point mantra of Sankalp, Sanyam, Sakaratmakta, Samman and Sahyog to tackle coronavirus outbreak.

PM Modi said that sportspersons have brought glory to nation and now have important role to play in boosting morale of nation and spreading positivity.

According to PMO, the sportspersons thanked PM Modi for ensuring frontline health care workers and police personnel involved in this battle get respect they deserve for their selfless service.

They talked about importance of discipline, mental strength, following fitness regimen and steps to boost immunity.

PM Narendra Modi, in a clip uploaded by shuttler Sai Praneeth, can be heard saying that he is confident that India will be rejuvenated by the inspiration that its sports stars can provide.

Your suggestions will be taken note of. We are fighting this pandemic like Team India. I am confident that India will be rejuvenated by the inspiration provided by you.

Meanwhile, ace paddler Achantha Sharath Kamal, who also participated in the video conference, said PM Modi made a reference to Virat Kohli’s fighting spirit’ in his conversation.

"The PM asked us to spread awareness on social distancing and hygiene. He spoke about how we need Virat's (Kohli) fighting spirit to win this battle," added veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal.