Narendra Modi congratulates Indian junior hockey team for World Cup win

Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 14:02 IST | PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight congratulated junior hockey team for winning World Cup and said it augurs well for the future of Indian hockey


Indian Junior hockey players celebrate after winning Junior World Cup Hockey 2016

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight congratulated junior hockey team for winning World Cup and said it augurs well for the future of Indian hockey.

"Extremely proud of our youngsters! Congratulations to our junior hockey team for winning the #JuniorHockeyWorldCup," he tweeted. He added that the "win augurs well for the future of Indian hockey & will make the sport even more popular among youngsters."

India defeated Belgium 2-1 to clinch the Junior World Cup held in Lucknow earlier this evening.

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