Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently convened a meeting with five accomplished para athletes from Delhi who brought honor to India by winning medals at the International Dragon Boat Championship in Pattaya, Thailand. During this meeting, Kejriwal conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to the athletes and assured them of the government’s unwavering support for water sports.

In attendance at this significant gathering was Sports Minister Atishi, who joined the discussion alongside the chief minister. The para athletes took the opportunity to highlight a critical concern—the insufficient availability of facilities in Delhi for competitive boat events. In response, Chief Minister Kejriwal promptly directed Sports Minister Atishi to take necessary measures to develop the essential facilities required for such competitions.

In a statement shared by the chief minister’s office, Arvind Kejriwal stated, “Met all the para-athletes of India who won gold medals in the World Dragon water sports championship and live in Delhi. These players practice at Sonia Vihar Water Sports Club. I have given orders to the concerned minister that the government will provide all the facilities that these players need to prepare for the future. I wish all the players all the best for the future.”

The five accomplished athletes who met with Chief Minister Kejriwal are Praveen Kumar, Krishna Kumar Samania, and Rohit Kumar, who secured a gold and a bronze medal each, and Vijay Kumar and Vinai Kumar Kush, who achieved a silver and a bronze medal each.

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