Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated Pramod Bhagat on becoming the first badminton player from India to win a gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
Patnaik took to Twitter to extend his best wishes to the 33-year-old homegrown badminton player and said, “your achievement has brought laurels to the entire nation. Wish you a bright future.”
ସ୍ବର୍ଣ୍ଣିମ ମୁହୂର୍ତ୍ତ !#Tokoy2020 ର #ParaBadminton ରେ ଦେଶର ପ୍ରଥମ ସ୍ୱର୍ଣ୍ଣ ପଦକ ଜିତିଥିବା ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ପ୍ରତିଭା ପ୍ରମୋଦ ଭଗତଙ୍କୁ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ତୁମ ସଫଳତା ସାରା ଦେଶକୁ ଗୌରବାନ୍ବିତ କରିଛି। ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନରେ ତୁମର ଆହୁରି ଉଜ୍ଜ୍ଵଳ ଭବିଷ୍ୟତ କାମନା କରୁଛି।#Cheer4India #Praise4Para pic.twitter.com/4gWBVU2d9Y
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 4, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the badminton player for his achievement.
‘Pramod Bhagat has won the hearts of the entire nation. He is a Champion, whose success will motivate millions. He showed remarkable resilience and determination,’ the PM tweeted.
Pramod Bhagat has won the hearts of the entire nation. He is a Champion, whose success will motivate millions. He showed remarkable resilience & determination. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold in Badminton. Best wishes to him for his future endeavours. @PramodBhagat83
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 4, 2021
Creating history, Bhagat defeated Great Britain’s Daniel Bathell 2-0 in the Men’s Singles SL3 final to win gold medal at the Paralympic Games.