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President Mukherjee sends his good wishes to Indian contingent in Rio Olympic Games 2016
The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6 at 4.30 AM.
However, the opening rounds in certain events began on August 3, 2016 - two days before the opening ceremony, and the games will formally run from August 5 to August 21 2016.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has sent his good wishes to the Indian contingent in the Rio Olympic Games 2016 on the eve of opening ceremony of Rio Olympics. 

"I convey my greetings and good wishes to the Indian contingent on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016," stated President Mukherjee .

He added, "I am sure the Games will be an opportunity for our sportspersons to display their talents and test their limits in various sporting disciplines. These Games will be an opportunity for competing with participants from all over the world in the best traditions of sportsmanship."

He urged the participating sportspersons to do their best for the glory of the nation and to promote unity and friendship with sportspersons of all participating nations, stated an official release.

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