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Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitates Indian Women’s Cricket Team in Delhi

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goelhere today felicitated the Indian Women’s Cricket team and support staffwhen they came to pay a courtesy call to the Minister at his official residence.
The team returned from London after their splendid performance in the recently concluded Women’s World Cup.
Welcoming the team Shri Goel said that these girls have inspired millions of young girls across the country to take up sports as a career by their sterling performance.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 – BetiBachao, BetiPadhao and now“BetiKhilao”.
Reiterating Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’svision to involve youth in sports, Shri Goel said the idea is“Kheloge to Khiloge (Those who play, they shine)” to develop overall personality of youth. Sharing her experience of the World Cup, CaptainMithali Raj appreciated her team’s performance in the series and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Goel for their constant encouragement. Stars of the team Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Rautalso narrated their experiences during the thrilling final against England.
Shri 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). Shri Goel also said that the Ministry’s doors are open 24×7 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.

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