Felicitating the sportspersons who won medals at the just concluded London Olympics, the President said, "there is no time to rest on laurels. We must collectively lift our nation to greater heights.
"The onus for doing so is not just on our athletes and sports authorities. It must become the duty of every citizen to promote a sporting culture in our country," Mukherjee said and also asked major corporates to sponsor, help identify and nurture talent.
In Image: President of India, Pranab Mukherjee (C) felicitates the Olympic medal winners at a reception for the Indian Olympic 2012 Team at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (L-R) Indian boxer Mary Kom, shooter Vijay Kumar, wrestler Sushil Kumar , Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, shooter Gagan Narang, badminton player Saina Nehwal and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt pose during the proceedings.