Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Antony Congratulates Services Team on Lifting the Santosh Trophy
The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has congratulated the Services Football team for lifting the coveted Santosh Trophy. In a message to the President, Services Sports Control Board, Air Marshal JN Burma, Shri Antony said it was a rare honour for the Services to have bagged the title for only the second time in more than five decades since the last win in 1961. He said this victory should inspire the sportsmen of the Services to excel in the forthcoming London Olympics and other games. 

In a thrilling match played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack yesterday Services beat Tamil Nadu 3-2 to lift the 66th Santosh Trophy.

Sitanshu Kar/NN
(Release ID :84559)