Prime Minister speak’s about FIFA U-17 WC in India

“Football is one of the world’s most popular sport. One of the main reasons for its popularity is that, at the most basic level, it requires little to no equipment to be played : socks are balls, rocks are goalposts and few friends can form a team. Such a sport is an ideal fit for a country like India where resources are scarce, but there is no shortage of talent, energy and interest.”

“India is going to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 in India. But successful hosting of the event alone cannot be our final objective. FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 must be a catalyst for a change, the tipping point for football in the country, which can only be done by creating a mass movement around it. The objective is to give an opportunity to every child in the country to play football.”

“Mission XI Million is a mass movement which will take the beautiful game of football to at least 11 million boys and girls around the country. Children is every state, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Arunachal Pradesh will get a chance to learn, play and enjoy football. More than 15,000 schools around the country will be partners in this.”

“We need the support not just of children, but also of every parent and every teacher to encourage boys and girls to play football and develop both skills and fitness.”

He also added,  “I am confident that these children will be able to take Indian Football to its rightful place in the world.”

– wtk media

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