All India Council Of Sports
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Gopichand came up with the suggestion during the sixth meeting of the All India Council of Sports (AICS) chaired by Vijay Kumar Malhotra.
A number of Rio-bound athletes took to social networking site Twitter to thank PM Narendra Modi, who personally met the contingent for a send-off ceremony.
PM Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck.
83-year-old Malhotra, who has reportedly quit as President of Archery Association of India after 40 years at the helm of affairs, will be given an equivalent rank of a Minister of State in the Union Council of Ministers.
While the advice rendered by the council will be duly considered by the government, it will not be binding and obligatory on the government, the sports ministry said in a release.