BHUBANESWAR, SEPT 07, 2022
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) felicitated the team of Odisha Juggernauts, the champions of Ultimate Kho Kho Tournament 2022, at a glittering ceremony held here on Tuesday.
AM/NS India-backed Odisha Juggernauts team clinched the Ultimate Kho Kho Champions trophy defeating Telugu Yoddhas in the final match held at Pune on Sunday, thus winning India’s first ever professional Kho Kho league.
Attending the felicitation ceremony, Odisha’s Sports and Youth Services Department Secretary R Vineel Krishna said, “We are extremely happy that the team has exhibited brilliant performance during the tournament, in the final and created history by winning the inaugural edition of the league. We are looking forward to more such initiatives for creating a culture of sports in the state. We are thankful to ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India for extending wholehearted and timely support to Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company (OSDPC) and team Odisha Juggernauts.”
“My hearty congratulations to the team of Odisha Juggernauts for their historic win in the championship. We are proud of our association with the Odisha Government in this initiative and are highly appreciative of the Sports Department’s efforts to promote such indigenous sports,” said Shingo Nakamura, Deputy Director (HR & Administration), AM/NS India.
The team members of Odisha Juggernauts were felicitated with mementos by R Vineel Krishna and Shingo Nakamura in presence of senior leadership of AM/NS India and senior government officials.