In his message to Indian Contingent's Chef-de-Mission Raj Singh, he said "I extend my heartiest congratulations to all our sportspersons, who have participated and won laurels for themselves and for our country."
He said the Games proved to be a powerful bridge bringing together people and athletes from various nations. "More than anything else, the event has witnessed human endeavour at its best," he said.
"Our sportspersons have undoubtedly shown commendable determination, grit and ambition for achievement, and this was instrumental in their success," the President said.
In the message, the President encouraged those who could not win a medal, saying the performance at these Games will imbibel essons to enhance the quality of their endeavours.     

"I am confident that in the future, too, our sportspersons will continue to strive hard and prove their merit so as to keep our national flag flying high in the international arena," he said.
India stood fifth in these Commonwealth Games winning 64 medals, including 15 gold.

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