Tue. Mar 9th, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the students of Tezpur University, Assam, during the 18th convocation ceremony of the central university. Around 1,218 students who passed out in 2020 were conferred degrees and diplomas and 48 toppers of various undergraduate and postgraduate programs were awarded gold medals. The convocation was held in a blended mode and COVID-19 protocols were observed.

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During his address at the convocation ceremony, PM Modi lauded the Indian cricket team’s historic win at Gabba and appreciated the efforts of each player of the team. PM Modi said,” The Indian team worked hard with a positive mindset which gave them a positive result. The team was fearless and understood the importance of success, each player overcame his obstacles, took risks without thinking that he may lose which took them towards the victory against Australia”

PM said, “Each and every citizen should learn from the team to shred the unnecessary burden while performing their tasks and just focus on the goal with a positive mind. While one may also fail but that will give the strength to fight back. Self Confidence is the key to success. India is beaming with pride after the Indian team scripted history in Brisbane.” 

The Indian victory at ‘Gabba’

India defeated Australia in the 4th and final Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy after clinching the Test series 2-1 on Tuesday.

The start of the Test series was with a humiliating defeat for India in Adelaide. Team India was only able to manage 36 runs, their lowest total, in the second innings as the hosts crushed them to an 8-wicket win. It was followed by a strong comeback at Melbourne Cricket Ground as stand-in skipper Ajnikya Rahane struck a valiant century in the first innings which resulted in India’s 8-wicket win.

Battle moved to Sydney where India survived and managed to play out a draw backed by Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin’s elongated batting effort on the final day. The final showdown was slated to happen at “Fortress” aka “The Gabbabattoir” or The Gabba where Australia was undefeated for 32 years. Given the scenarios, it was emphatic last day heroics by the Indian team as they chased down the target of 328 runs to bag the series in the dying moments of the match.


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