PM congratulates Indian Women Hockey team over victory in Kazan

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New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Women Hockey team on winning the Champions Challenge tournament at Kazan in Russia.

"The team has done India proud. This success showcases women empowerment. The team's sterling performance augurs well for the resurgence of our National Game at the International level," said Dr. Singh in a message.

"The victory would inspire the sports fraternity in general and sportswomen in particular to make their mark in their respective fields," Dr. Singh added.

India defeated Belgium 6-3 in the final of the hockey Champions Challenge for women on Saturday. With this win, the Indian women qualified for next year's Champions Trophy. (ANI)

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