Cartwheels And Somersaults: Kiren Rijiju Impressed With Viral Skills

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Kiren Rijiju reacted to a viral video of two school children performing gymnastics and noted that he was glad Olympic winner Nadia Comanec appreciated it

Written By Radhika Laghate | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Internet is all praise for two school children showcasing their somersaulting and cartwheeling skills in a video that went viral on social media last week. In the video, the two schoolchildren can be seen performing tough gymnastics moves on the side of a street with ease. The video grabbed the attention of netizens first before it earned the praise of five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci; and even Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.

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Praise and encouragement go a long way

Nadia Comaneci, the five-time Olympic gold medalist and the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Montreal 1976 Olympics, was awed by the kids'athleticism and skils and shared the video on her Twitter page.

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Sports Minister's Encouraging Words

Minster Kiren Rijiju who took note of Comaneci's praise, tweeted saying he was glad the ace Gymnast noticed. Rijiju then expressed his interest to meet the kids from the video. Netizens then stepped in to identify the school kids. It is speculated by some that the video was taken in Nagaland.

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Twitter Reacts

Twitter reacted in its usual frenzy, with users praises the kids and also asking the Sports Minister to take note of their talent. One user was noted to having said it was heartewarming to note that the Indian Sports Minister was actively responding to the video and encouring the children's talents.

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