New Delhi: The superb victory in the Champions Challenge Hockey tournament in Kuala Lumpur today was greeted with jubilation in the sports circles back home. "This is the beginning of an distinguished and exciting chapter in Indian sports history," a delighted Sports Minister Uma Bharti said here tonight. The chapter opened last year with the stirring deeds of Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and Badminton ace Pullela Gopichand, Bharti said and added she was confident it will be a never ending saga what with the country doing extremely well at the junior stage. She said Indian Hockey was on the right track to regain its lost glory and promised the victorious team a warm reception on its return home. For Indian Hockey Federation President K P S Gill, it was an "extremely satisfying" result, much "on expected lines". After the junior World Cup victory, he said it was gratifying to note that the hard work put in by everyone "is bearing fruit". "Indian Hockey is looking up once again and we all must work hard to bring greater glory in the country's national game," Gill added.
Topics : Hockey