Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off "Run for Rio" at Major Dhyanchand Stadium near India gate in New Delhi today. “Run for Rio” was organized to celebrate the Olympic mood, especially when India is sending its largest ever contingent of 119 athletes. Around 20,000 school children participated in the Run. The objective of the run was not just to encourage our athletes and wish them all the best in the forthcoming Rio Olympics, but also to connect public at large, especially children and youth, with the Olympic spirit and power of sports. The Prime Minister said that sports was a necessity in life and everyone must play to shine.