The Indian contingent was formally welcomed and ushered into the London Olympics’ Games Village at an elegant and colourful ceremony Sunday.
Games Village Mayor Charles Allan welcomed the Indian deputy chef de mission PKM Raja, athletes and officials at the plush apartment as the tricolour was hoisted while the national anthem was played.
Raja exchanged mementos with Allan and then signed on the peace statue pledging India’s support for spreading the gospel of peace and the Olympic movement.
The Indian athletes and the officials were overwhelmed with the warmth and positive energy emanated by the troupe belonging to the National Youth Theatre, enthralling the audience with their superlative acrobatics.
Tennis stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, world number one archer Deepika Kumari along with her two teammates and members of the hockey team were part of the function.
The Indian contingent has been housed in Titan House at the Seaside block.