Patna Pirates Kabaddi Players Honored by Bihar Governor

Patna Pirates Kabaddi team takes a victory lap in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Patna Pirates, the three-time champion of the Pro-Kabaddi League Tournament that recently concluded in Kolkata, were honored by Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik at a function organized at the Raj Bhawan on Sunday.

Known for their offense and team work led by captain Pradeep Narwal, Patna Pirates have won the 3rd, 4th, and 5th seasons of the pro-Kabaddi league since it began in 2013.

On the occasion, the Governor cut a cake in honor of the winners and also handed over customary shawls to each player as a mark of their success.

"Bihar has a long tradition of engaging in sporting activities as is evident by the existence of 5000-year old Jarasandh's Akhara in Rajgir. However, we still need to promote 'indigenous' sports like Kabaddi in Bihar by encouraging our youths to participate in them," the Governor said.

Patna Pirates owner Rajesh V Shah, CEO Pawan S Rana, coach Ram Meher Singh, team captain Pradeep Narwal, and team members Jaideep, Sachin Sigod, Monu Goyal, Satish Kumar, Jawahar, Vikas Narwal, and Vinod Kumar were present on the occasion.

Art, Culture, Sports and Youth Minister Krishna Kumar Rishi said that the state government was committed to promote sports in the state and was working to develop the infrastructure, including many state-of-the-art stadiums across Bihar.

Earlier the team took out a victory rally in Patna that was witnessed by thousands of fans.

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