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Meghalaya's 'Ibha' Is Chosen As The Official Mascot Of FIFA U17 Women's World Cup 2022

The FIFA U17 Women's World Cup 2022 is set to take place in India next year.

Meghalayas Ibha Is Chosen As The Official Mascot Of FIFA U17 Womens World Cup 2022

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: The official mascot for the FIFA U17 Woman's World Cup 2022 has been revealed to be 'Ibha'.

The FIFA U17 Woman's World Cup 2022 has been scheduled to be held in India from October 11 to October 30 in 2022.

Ibha is a term used for an Asiatic lioness which is believed to represent the power of women.

The term 'Ibha' is originally derived from the Khasi language. Khasi is one of the major languages spoken by a large population of Meghalaya.

In the Khasi language, Ibha translates to Nari Shakti or women empowerment.

According to a statement made by FIFA, Ibha is chosen as the official mascot with an aim to inspire women and girls across India and around the world to realise their potential.

The news was also shared by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma on his official Twitter account. He tweeted, "Super stoked to learn that @FIFAWorldCup has announced its official mascot for the U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022 as '𝐈𝐛𝐡𝐚' derived from the #Khasi language of #Meghalaya representing #NariShakti or women power!"

FIFA added, "Ibha is a strong, playful and charming Asiatic lioness that aims to inspire and encourage women and girls by using teamwork, resilience, kindness and empowering others."

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