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Odisha CM felicitates Indian U-18 Girls' Rugby Team

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday interacted with the Indian Under-18 Girls’ Rugby Team and felicitated them with a cash award of Rs 5 lakh for winning silver at Asia Rugby Under-18 Girls’ Rugby Sevens Championship 2021.

Congratulating the team in their success, 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.”

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“I am sure this is the start of a new journey in the coming years, youAA all will make history,” he said.

The team thanked the Chief Minister for his constant support to sports, particularly rugby.

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The event was held at Tashkent and five countries from across Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the United Arab Emirates, India and the host Uzbekistan — participated.

–IANS

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