This is the first time that a small state, Chhattisgarh, has got an opportunity to represent in the World Olympics: COA secretary general Gurucharan Singh Hora

This is the first time that a small state, Chhattisgarh, has got an opportunity to represent in the World Olympics: COA secretary general Gurucharan Singh Hora

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Olympic Association (COA) secretary general is going to take part in the Tokyo Olympics as an Indian delegate. He will leave from Raipur on Monday.

Indian players and delegates have started to go to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games. The first batch of players from India left from Delhi on Saturday. Union ports minister Anurag Singh Thakur has bid a good bye to the players with his best wishes.

COA secretary general will represent the country in the Olympics this time as Indian delegates; it is a matter of great pride for the state. he will leave for Delhi on Monday, from there for the Games Village in Tokyo, Japan's capital.

Hora said that it is not only a matter of pride for me, but it is also a matter of pride for the entire state. This is the first time that a small state, Chhattisgarh, has got an opportunity to represent in the World Olympics.

Hora added that with the special blessings of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, sports and sportspersons are getting a boost in the state. If we have got the opportunity to represent today, then in the coming time, the players of Chhattisgarh will be seen waving the flag in the Olympics and the whole world will see the view.

Meanwhile, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel was invited for the games by the Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association, Rajeev Mehta, on which Baghel proposed the name of COA secretary general Gurucharan Singh Hora as the representative of the state and asked him to join the Olympic Games.