Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 8 congratulated Tokyo Paralympics champion Avani Lekhara for winning gold at the Para Shooting World Cup, lauding the “historic accomplishment”.
Mr. Modi also expressed delight at shooter Sriharsha Devaraddi winning the gold in his category. Lekhara won gold at the Para Shooting World Cup with a world record score of 250.6 in women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 in Chateauroux, France on June 8.
The 20-year-old Lekhara broke her own world record of 249.6 to secure her a spot at the 2024 Paris Paralympics.
“Congratulations @AvaniLekhara for this historic accomplishment. May you keep scaling newer heights of success and inspiring others. My best wishes,” Mr. Modi tweeted. In another tweet, Mr. Modi said, “Proud of Sriharsha Devaraddi for wining the Gold. His determination is truly motivating. Best wishes for his future endeavours.”