Bollywood actor and IOA’s goodwill ambassador Salman Khan has provided given a warm send-off to the 20-odd Rio-bound athletes.
Salman Khan was present in the occasion along with the other goodwill ambassador AR Rahman and tennis star Sania Mirza. AR Rahman voiced a song to cheer up the contenders.
Speaking at the occasion, Salman said, “People have a lot of hope from this contingent, I wish you guys all the very best. I am here from Bombay to give you a send-off and respect that you deserve. I know how difficult it is to be a sportsperson and I know it because I couldn’t become one.
“I didn’t have that much strength to become a sportsman but you guys have it and that’s why you guys have qualified. Go there and give your best. Please don’t come early.”