Bhubaneswar:23/9/21; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today interacted with the Indian Under-18 Girls’ Rugby Team and honoured them with a cash award of Rs.5 lakhs for winning Silver at Asia Rugby Under-18 Girls’ Rugby Sevens Championship 2021 held at Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
A total of five countries from across Asia including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates, India and the host Uzbekistan participated. Congratulating the team in their success, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “ you played brilliantly and narrowly missed the gold. We are very proud of this achievement. You have shown grit, speed, skill and fierce determination. I am sure this is the start of a new journey in the coming years, you all will make history.”
The team thanked the Chief Minister for his constant support to sports, particularly Rugby. Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera was also present in the felicitation event.