From Rio to World Cup, Indian women are leading in international sporting arena: Vijay Goel
Source :News Bharati English   Date :27-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 27: The government of India gave a grand success party to Indian Women’s Cricket team and felicitated all the players and supportive staff on Thursday. Welcoming the team, Minister Vijay Goel said that 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.

Notably, the team has returned from London after their splendid performance in the recently concluded Women’s World Cup and visited official residence of Sports Minister Vijay Goel to pay a courtesy call when they were felicitated.



Minister Goel stated 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. The Minister said that the message is clear – Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and now “Beti Khilao”.

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Reiterating Prime Minister Shri 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).

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Minister Goel further said that the Ministry’s doors are open 24x7 for players and best facilities will be provided to them so that they excel in their respective disciplines in order to make India a sports power hub.

In the end, while sharing her experience of the World Cup, skipper 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 constant encouragement.

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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 on this occasion.