FIH Women Series Finals: Union Sports Minister congratulates India for securing place in finals

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New Delhi: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju congratulated the Indian Women’s Hockey team for securing a place in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers 2019 as they advanced to FIH Women’s Series Finals, Hiroshima 2019, after defeating Chile 4-2 in the Semi-Final match held at Hiroshima Hockey Stadium.

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The Union Minister also acknowledged the dedication of Indian women’s hockey striker Lalremsiami as she opted to be a part of the team during their knockout games at the FIH Series Finals in Hiroshima despite her father’s death.

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Encouraging sportsperson, Rijiju also informed about a scheme that sports persons who have won medals in National level Games or have participated in international sports events and living indigent life or living under financial distress can approach the Ministry for financial assistance.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also congratulated the Indian Women’s Hockey team for their brilliant victory against Chile and the spot at the Final of the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019.

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