India’s sports minister Vijay Goel felicitated today the Indian Women’s Cricket team and its support staff. The team has returned from London after losing their final match to England in the Women’s World Cup that concluded Sunday.
Goel said that these girls have inspired youths especially millions of young girls across the country to take up sports as a career by their sterling performance at the World Cup.
He said, from Rio Olympics to Paralympics and in games like hockey, wrestling, badminton, and now the splendid performance in the Women’s World Cup, Indian women are leading the way in the international sporting arena.
The minister said that the message is clear – Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, and now “Beti Khilao”.
Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to involve youth in sports, Goel said the idea is “Kheloge to Khiloge (Those who play, they shine)” to develop overall personality of the youth of India.
Goel also felicitated the coaches and the support staff for their efforts behind the scene and giving India reasons to rejoice and celebrate women’s cricket.
He stated that this performance will inspire India’s football team in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup (in October).
Sharing her experience of the World Cup, the captain of the Indian Women Cricket Team Mithali Raj appreciated performance of each member of the team in the championship and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Vijay Goel for their encouragement.
Star performers of the team Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Raut also narrated their experiences during the thrilling encounter against England in the finals of the championship.
Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau
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