19 August 2022
“….the Golden age of Indian sport has just begun!” said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Indian Contingent of athletes who had participated in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games. India finished fourth on the medals table. As India concludes its 75th year of Independence from almost 200 years of British colonial rule, it has made remarkable strides and is today one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Celebrating India’s Independence in Pretoria, High Commissioner Jaideep Sarkar quipped at chief guest South African Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, “we promise to share some of the secrets of the IPL and how to defeat England in upcoming test matches if you promise to teach us Rugby!”