"It is also about inculcating sportsman like spirit which comprises of a sense of fair play and courage under pressure. I am happy the entire contingent took part in the Olympics with dedication and commitment," he said.
Individually complimenting the medal winners, the President said those who won the laurels for the country deserve highest of praise.
"But those who did not, also, deserve equal appreciation and encouragement. To them, I say do not lose heart. Each one of you have done your best for India. India is proud of all of you and what you have achieved in London," he said.
The President presented commemorative plaques to the six medal winners.
In Image: President of India, Pranab Mukherjee (C) felicitates Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal