Odisha CM Congrats Silver Winning Team Of Asia U18 Girls’ Rugby 7s Championship

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday congratulated the Indian U18 Girls Rugby team on winning the silver medal at the Asia Rugby U18 Girls’ Rugby Sevens Championship 2021 held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Taking to Twitter, Patnaik said, “Congratulate Indian U18 Girls Rugby team on winning the silver medal at the Asia Rugby U18 Girls #Rugby7s Championship 2021 held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Wish the team all the very best for the future.”

The Indian U18 Girls Rugby team lost 17-21 against the United Arab Emirates in (UAE) the final to finish in second place bagging a silver medal in the Championship that was organized by Asia Rugby from September 18 to September 19.

Apart from host Uzbekistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the United Arab Emirates took part in the tournament.

Three girls from Odisha namely Tarulata Naik, Mama Nayak, and Nirmalya Rout, who are the students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Deemed to be University, were part of the Indian squad.

The other team members are Anshika Chauhan, Nandini, Gomti, Chanel Crizzle, Arti Kumari, Akanksha Anand Katkade, Sapna Kumari, Vaishnavi Dattatray Patil, Nikita Oraon, Lavanya Jagdish Adusumalli, and Sonali Oraon.