Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday praised India U19 captain Shafali Verma’s ‘terrific’ overall performance in the ongoing Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup as the India opener has slammed 5 consecutive fours and hit a 6 in the previous ball of the around, scoring 26 runs in one particular over. PM Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the next stage of Saansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 organised in Basti district, Uttar Pradesh, by way of video conferencing. In accordance to the Prime Minister’s Place of work (PMO), Saansad Khel Mahakumbh is being organised in Basti district by Lok Sabha MP from Basti, Harish Dwivedi considering that 2021.
“A couple days back again we saw how India’s captain Shafali Verma gave a terrific performance in the Women’s U-19 T20 Globe Cup. Shafali hit 5 consecutive fours and hit a 6 in the very last ball of the above, scoring 26 operates in one particular above. These talent resides in just about every corner of India,” PM Modi said while addressing the Saansad Khel Mahakumbh through video clip conferencing.
“Young athletes who conduct properly at Saansad Khel Mahakumbh are currently being selected for further teaching at Sporting activities Authority of India’s coaching centres. It’ll gain country’s youth power. In this Mahakumbh,about 40,000 youths are collaborating,” PM included.
Saansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 is remaining organised in two phases. The first period was organised from December 10 to December 16, 2022, and the next period of the Khel Mahakumbh will be organised from January 18 to January 28, 2023.
“The Khel Mahakumbh organises varied competitions in both of those indoor and out of doors athletics like wrestling, kabaddi, kho kho, basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, handball, chess, carrom, badminton, table tennis and so forth. Apart from these, competitions in essay writing, painting, rangoli making etc are also organised for the duration of the Khel Mahakumbh,” the PMO claimed in a assertion.
The Khel Mahakumbh is a novel initiative that supplies an chance and system to the youth of District Basti and neighbouring regions to showcase their sporting expertise and motivates them to get sport as a career choice.
It also endeavours to inculcate the spirit of willpower, teamwork, wholesome competition, self-self-assurance and nationalism amongst the youth of the area.
India is at this time the table-topper in Team D, with two wins in two matches and a whole of four points.
Shafali has also led the Indian batting from the front, scoring a overall of 123 operates in two matches at an normal of 61.50, with a person half-century and the greatest personal rating of 78. Her strike level is a massive 246.00.
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