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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Youth Impact through Football: Mission XI Million at Harvard Model UN India

Football is the world’s most popular sport, and India has the world’s largest youth population. This year, presents a wonderful opportunity for the sport in India, as the country is set to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this year.

On this occasion, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, with the support of the Government of India, have created a pioneering program called ‘Mission XI Million’ (MXIM), that intends to bring at least 11 million school kids in the country actively playing football in the run up to the event.

Over 1500 students, from across 250 schools will pledge their support to the mission, and dedicate a small message to the Indian national football team, at Harvard Model United Nations India (HMUN India), which is the most premier student conference of its kind in the nation.

Speaking to the students through a video message, Mr. Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup said, “In order to be an integral human being you need not only to be smart and have it, but also to strike a balance between studies and life, and that’s what we’re trying to bring through Mission XI Million by taking football to all the students around the country”.

Each year, HMUN India brings together not only the brightest students, but also key educators, thought leaders, youth icons, and corporate partners, to engage Gen-Z students in open dialogue towards a better future, for all.

Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya, Project Director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup said “I know that many of you [students] have dreams and aspirations of making our country a much better place to be, and we’re trying to do much the same using football as our way of promoting cultures, values and health, among the children”.

The conference, with the theme of ‘Development through Diversity’, will see students take the Mission XI Million pledge and carry official footballs back with them, to promote the sport in their schools.

Harvard Model UN India 2017 is being held from 12th to 15th August at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre and is co-hosted by Worldview Education and Harvard International Relations Council.

Independence & Janmashtmi celebrated at Bal Bhavan International School


The spiritual nation
Freedom in our mind,
Faith in our words,
Pride in our hearts,
Memories in our souls.

Every citizen of Indiais well aware that 15th August is the day when India got its Independence from British rule to become a free country. The day is celebrated all over in unity with great patriotism. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, our vice-principal, Mrs. Jaspreet Kaur unfurled the tricolor flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom. Furs and plumes wing of our school had showcased this day of liberty and unity by filling our hearts with patriotism. A skit depicting secularism of this diverse nation and formation of our TIRANGA left us all speechless whereas a mute dance with sign language was performed on our National Anthem by class 1 students was awestruck filling us with gratitude. Our tiny tots had also performed dance and sang patriotic songs paying their gratitude to nation. The whole celebration had reminded us the struggle; valor, blood and sweat of our people invested to bring back its freedom and made us felt proud again to be an INDIAN. JAI HIND. JAI BHARAT.

The festival of “Janmashtmi” was also celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm. Students of class 2nd mesmerized the audience with their scintillating performances based on the theme of festivity. The attractive, costumes, songs, bhajans, the fascinating props made the assembly worth viewing. To mark Lord Krishna’s birth and his friendship with Sudhama reinforce the message that God is for everyone, our kids brandish the entire episodes graciously. The students imbibed the message that whenever there is any rise of evil or the acts of evil, which can destroy the humanity, then the God himself will come and kill the evil and try to restore peace and harmony.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED AT R.D.RAJPAL SCHOOL


Students of R.D.Rajpal School witnessed the unfurling of the national flag at a special assembly hosted by Sankalp House. The stage was decorated with tri-colour flags. Students took a pledge to give their sincere support to nation development programmes. 

The school choir presented a patriotic song while the dancers enthralled the audience with a vibrant folk dance. The message conveyed through skit, that Gandhi’s values are needed to be promoted in present times, which are passing through turbulent situations due to corruption and malpractices. 

Principal Ms. Alka Kshatriya motivated the students to practice self discipline and become awakened citizens of a progressive nation.

Shri Ram Katha at Shri Radha Krishna Mandir sewa samiti Dwarka


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Independence Day celebrations in Dwarka


The residents of Sector-8 Dwarka, New Delhi celebrated 71st Independence Day with great zeal and vigor on 15th August, 2017 at 8:00 AM in District Park, Sector -8, Dwarka. The National Flag was hoisted by Shri Ravinder Godara ji and other senior residents. Thereafter residents sang National Anthem and express the joy of freedom. The Chief Guest and members of Residents Welfare Association addressed the gathering, followed by light refreshments. 

Large number of area residents took part in special drive of tree plantation. There was an overwhelming participation from all residents. Secretary of RWA, Sector-8, Dwarka, Sh Arvinder Singh Chhatwal said, our aim is to promote the feeling of familiarity, cooperation and unity among the residents. Regards A S Chhatwal, Secretary, RWA, Sector-8, Dwarka.

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उत्तराखंड दिव्यांग क्रिकेट टीम का सलेक्षन में चयनकर्ताओें नें चुनी टीम


रूद्रपुर- उत्तराखंड की दिव्यांग क्रिकेट टीम का सलेक्षन 13 अगस्त दिन रविवार को रूद्रपुर के षारदा स्पोर्टस क्लब में हुआ। इस कैम्प में चयनकर्ताओं द्वारा उत्तराखंड की 15 सदस्यीय टीम का चयन किया गया । चयन
कैम्प में सददस्यीय चयनकर्ता टीम में आगरा से आये दिव्यांग क्रिकेट टीम, इंडिया के महासचिव हारून रषीद, पैरा ओलंपिक संघ के प्रदेष सचिव प्रेम कुमार, कोच नवीन टम्टा, षकुल सक्सैना, दीपक आर्य नें दिव्यांग खिलाड़ियों की प्रतिभा को जांच कर उत्तराखंड टीम के लिये चयनित किया। चयनित खिलाड़ियों का प्रषिक्षण षिविर देहरादून एवं आगरा में लगाया जायेगा। 

चयनित टीम में अंर्तराश्ट्रीय दिव्यांग खिलाड़ी कासिम अली को कप्तान बनाया गया है। इसके साथ ही अक्षय कुमार, मंजीत सिंह, पंकज जोषी, नूर हसन, सत्य प्रकाष, हरेन्द्र सिंह, प्रदीप सिंह, नरेन्द्र सिंह, जयपाल, मौ0
असलम, करन रावत, अजय बौढ़ाई, नवीन, नरेन्द्र द्वितीय को भी चुना गया। पांच खिलाड़ियों को अतिरिक्त खिलाड़ी भी चुना गया। 

कार्यक्रम संचालन युवा कंाग्रेस नेता सह सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता सुषील गाबा नें किया। कंाग्रेस प्रदेष महामंत्री, हिमांषु गावा, उत्तराखंड ओलंपिक संघ के महासचिव डा0 डी.के.सिंह, जिलाध्यक्ष नागेन्द्र षर्मा, युवा नेता सुषील
गाबा नें समस्त चयनित खिलाड़ियों को बधाई दी एवं संर्पूण व्यवस्था में महत्तवपूर्ण भूमिका निभानें वाले हरीष चैधरी की पीठ थपथपाई। इस दौरान षरद जोषी, रघुवीर सिंह, सत्यनारायण षर्मा, मुकेष वषिश्ठ, नितिन धामी, हरविन्दर चुघ, आदि मौजूद थे।

एस. एल. एस डीएवी पब्लिक स्कूल मौसम विहार में स्वतंत्रता दिवस धूमधाम से मनाया


एस.एल.एस डीएवी पब्लिक स्कूल, मौसम विहार में स्वतंत्रता दिवस धूमधाम से मनाया गया। मुख्य अतिथि वरिष्ठ भाजपा नेता, राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के प्रचारक श्री संजय जोशी और विशिष्ठ अतिथि शिक्षाविद् दयानंद वत्स ने ध्वजारोहण किया।

इस अवसर पर प्राचार्या वंदना कपूर के मार्गदर्शन में भारत छोडो आंदोलन की 75वीं सालगिरह पर प्रवेश द्वार बलिया के अमर स्वतंत्रता सेनानी श्री जगदीश्वर निगम के अगस्त क्रांति में दिए गए योगदान पर आधारित घटनाओं के नाट्य रूपांतरण का उद्घाटन उनकी 90 वर्षीय सुपुत्री शीला दरबारी और नातिन मोनटेनीग्रो की कॉंसल जनरल जेनिस दरबारी ने किया। स्कूल प्रबंधक एवं हंसराज कालेज के पूर्व प्राचार्य श्री एस. आर. अरोड़ा ने सभी अतिथियों को सम्मानित किया।

अपने संबोधन में श्री संजय जोशी ने कहा कि स्वतंत्रता को अक्षुण्ण रखने का दायित्व अब सभी भारतवासियों का है। सभी अतिथियों ने वृक्षारोपण किया। बच्चों ने मनोहारी सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए।

Happy Independence Day. Always moving ahead towards a strong NATION. Join the journey.

Happy Janmashtmi


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Bharat Nirman launched poster of 1st Patriotic Film Festival on the eve of Independence day.


(Dwarka Parichay News Desk)

14th August, 2017 New Delhi: On the eve of Independence day, renowned NGO-Bharat Nirman launched a poster for the 1st Patriotic Film Festival in India in India Habitat Centre. Ravindra C Bhandari-Convener Bharat Nirman, Rajeev Sharma-Senior Journalist, Head of India Bureau for South Asia Times, Meenu Gupta-CEO Rakshak News, Dinesh Tiwari-Rakshk News, S.S.Dogra- Journalist, Author & Mg.Editor Dwarka Parichay Media Group & Ms.Anubha Nath-Documentary Filmmaker jointly gathered & launched the said poster. According to Ravindra C Bhandari-Convener of Bharat Nirman, 'The Foundation will be organizing the 1st Patriotic Film Festival on 17th September, 2017 at Press Club, Chandigarh'. He further added that this film festival will be an important part of the 5th Asiad Literature Festival. The theme of this film festival is “The Indian Warriors. Entries will be invited online for less than 5 Minutes short documentary films till 31 August 2017. Best 3 films will be screened and felicitated at the Fest. Mr. Bhandari announced that Ms. Meenu Gupta would be the Film Festival Director & Mr.S.S.Dogra as the Film Festival Advisor. For more detail about the festival log on to www.bharatnirman.org

KAVI SAMMELAN on the Occasion of Independence Day


On the occasion of Independence Day, Sahaj Sambhav and Hindi Sahitya Manthan had organized KAVI SAMMELAN at the premises of Sahaj Sambhav on 13th August, 2017. The Cheif Guest of the programme was Dr. Harish Arora. Distinguished guests were Mrs. Preetima Khandelwal and Mrs. Alka Sinha along with other dignitaries. The main poets were Mr. Manish Madhukar, Mr. Pragi Lal and Mr. Santosh Patel. The whole program was compared by Mr. Sanjay Jain. Other guests were Mrs. Promila Malik, Mrs. Shanu Wadhwa, Mrs. Madhulika Goel, Mrs. (Advocate) Manjula Singh, Mrs. Lata Gaur, Mrs. Poonam Sharma and Mr. Yogesh Gupta.

The program began with the lighting of lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana by Mrs. Sushma Bhandari. On this occasion, guests and poets appreciated the efforts of Mrs. Rekha Jhingan, a social activist and a constant fighter again Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She evoked everyone present there and the society as a whole to come forward and join hands with her in this mission for noble cause so that the young generation going astray can be directed toward their real goals in life. It was indeed a memorable moment when the poets recited poems on the theme of Patriotism.

Janmashtmi Celebrations at Golok dham


Ganesh Puja Celebrations by Dwarka Telugu Pariwar


Football Takes Over Hyderabad with more than 1200 children attending the Mission XI Million festival

After conducting a unique, all-inclusive festival in Gurugram where children with special needs took part, the Mission XI Million caravan moved south and touched down in the royal city of Hyderabad. The huge attendance of more than 1200 from schools all over Hyderabad at the MXIM festival added more numbers to the already proud figure of 7 million for the legacy programme of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

The love for the beautiful game was on display at Secundrabad's Gymkhana Ground where kids enthusiastically participated in exhibition matches and drills, showing off their skills with the ball. The Official Mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, Kheleo, entertained students and teachers alike. The latter could be seen cheering and encouraging their students as they took part in the friendlies and drills.

The fun-filled day also saw participating kids celebrate Independence Day. Former Indian Football Team Captain Victor Amalraj along with other dignitaries present hoisted the Indian flag at the festival. Amalraj later remarked, “I am very pleased to see Mission XI Million reaching Hyderabad. The programme has already managed to popularise football in the country, and after seeing the activities and the attendance here, I’m very optimistic”.

Project Director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Joy Bhattacharjya also expressed his pleasure at the massive participation. He said, “Such huge turnouts give us a reason to believe that the beautiful game is making inroads in our nation. Children are ready to embrace football, and one can only imagine how things will be, once the country experiences the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this year”.

The admiration and passion witnessed in the festival for the beautiful game ahead of the country’s 70th Independence Day was indeed remarkable and illustrated the World Cup’s Official Slogan “Football Takes Over”.

A Mission XI Million festival will be conducted in the eastern city of Bhubaneshwar on 22 August.

Janmashtmi Celebrations at ISKCON Dwarka



Janmashthmi Celebrated at Vinayak Residents Welfare Association(Regd)

Vinayak Residents Welfare Association (Regd) celebrated Janmashthmi wishing and conveying “Greetings” to each and every one. 

It was prayed that Lord Krishna to shower love and peace to all human beings who are engulfed with darkness of their own vices and keep us away from the shackles of anger, greed, temptations, attachments ,pain and corruptions. Janamashtami – the birth of Lord Krishna, is meant to eradicate all evils prevailing on Earth and encourage the good and destroy the evils. The occasion of Janmashthmi brings all of us together with encourage unity and faith. The biggest adversary of ego is joy. Ego cannot survive and simply melts and has to bow down when confronted with simplicity, love, harmony and unity. Lord Krishna is the epitome of joy, the quintessence of simplicity and the very source of love.

“यदा यदा ही धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत!
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानम सृज्याहम !”

The verses in the भागवद गीता (as narrated by भगवान विंष्णु) say, that “whenever there will be predominance of evil and decline of religion, I will reincarnate to kill the evil, spread the message of love and harmony and to save the good”. The main significance of Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad which may bring the people together.

Speeches on this occasion mainly focused about the unity, brotherhood, love and welfare of the human beings.

Citizen's reporter

Dr. M C Jain
Secretary

Janmashtmi celebration at Shri Radha Krishna Mandir sewa samiti Dwarka


श्री श्याम स्तुति- अनमोल धरोहर


 (एस.एस.डोगरा) 

वरिष्ठ गीतकार, कवि, रचनाकार श्री वीरेंदर मंसोत्रा जी द्वारा रचित श्री श्याम स्तुति मात्र 15 पेज में नन्दलाला यानि भगवान कृष्ण की बचपन, सखियों संग बिताए यादगार लम्हें, वृन्दावन प्रसंग लीलाएँ एवं गीता ज्ञान को अपने अनूठे एवं श्रधा अंदाज में पिरोया है. रूचि प्रकाशन द्वारा प्रकाशित इस अनमोल साहित्यिक धरोहर की कीमत मात्र 11 रूपये है. आप भी इसे पढ़कर अवश्य ही आनंदित हो जायेंगे.

Happy Birthday- Johnny Lever


Sunday, August 13, 2017

लिटिल स्टार प्ले पब्लिक स्कूल इंद्रा पार्क, पालम कॉलोनी स्कूल में धूमधाम से मना स्वतंत्रता दिवस और जन्माष्टमी का पर्व


लिटिल स्टार प्ले पब्लिक स्कूल इंद्रा पार्क , पालम कॉलोनी दिल्ली में आज डाइट आर के पुरम के पूर्व प्राचार्य डॉ. संजीव कुमार की अध्यक्षता एवं शिक्षाविद् दयानंद वत्स के सान्निध्य में 71वां स्वतंत्रता दिवस और जन्माष्टमी धूमधाम से मनाई गई। इस अवसर पर आत्माराम सनातन धर्म कॉलेज के प्रिंसिपल डॉ ज्ञानतोष कुमार झा समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि थे। इस मौके पर अपने संबोधन में शिक्षाविद दयानंद वत्स ने कहा कि स्कूल ज्ञान के मंदिर हैं और उनका कार्य देश के भावी आदर्श नागरिकों का निर्माण करना है।

अगस्त क्रांति के 75 वर्ष और.आजादी की 71 वीं सालगिरह पर सभी देशवासियों का कर्तव्य है कि वे आजादी को अक्षुण्ण रखने के लिए संकल्प लें कि राष्ट्र निर्माण में अपना योगदान देंगे। स्कूल के नन्हें छात्र छात्राओं ने मनोहारी सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए।

अतिथियों ने सभी बच्चों को पुरस्कृत किया। स्कूल की प्राचार्या रेनू यादव ने सभी अतिथियों का स्वागत किया।इस मौके पर श्री राजकुमार यादव, पुष्पेन्द्र कुमार, जैनेश कुमार, अशोक कुमार पांडेय, ऋषि प्रकाश मुदगिल,एल एस तंवर भी उपस्थित थे।

Happy Birthday- Sridevi


Mission XI Million conducts 'special' festival at Vishwas Vidyalaya

It was an overwhelming occasion for everyone present at Vishwas Vidyalaya in Gurugram as ahead of India's 70th Independence Day, more than 300 children, including those with special needs, gathered in large numbers to show their love for football at the Mission XI Million festival.

What set this apart from the other MXIM festivals that have taken place till now is the fact that for the very first time, it took the beautiful game to children with special needs. The Vishwas Vidyalaya -- the Vision for Health Welfare and Special Needs -- caters to the requirements of specially abled children in and around Gurugram.

All students, teachers and administrators warmly welcomed the festival, which also coincided with the Independence Day celebrations in the school. Football was taken up by the specially abled children, who showed great enthusiasm in the activities organised for them.

Speaking at this unique festival, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Javier Ceppi said, “When we stated that we are reaching out to the whole India, this is what we meant. The Vishwas Vidyalaya does a fantastic job, and we wanted to bring the joy of Mission XI Million to their school and children. They were delighted to be exposed to football and the World Cup. That is the most important aspect of MXIM, to bring football to everyone. Only then we will fulfil the mission of football taking over India”.

Apart from engaging in exhibition matches and football drills, the festival also saw other interactive events like drawing competitions with the theme being 'Football'. Students also enjoyed a session with freestyle footballers who wowed them with their skills with the ball.

Project Director of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Joy Bhattacharjya underlined the importance of the festival and said, "We have had many great MXIM experiences with a variety of children over the past years. But this is truly unique. We wanted football to reach each and every corner and each and every child in the country. On this Independence Day, this is a significant step in the direction".

More than 7 million children have been brought into contact with football so far under the aegis of Mission XI Million, the legacy programme of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

Independence day Celebrated by Vinayak Residents Welfare Association(Regd)

Vinayak Residents Welfare Association (Regd) celebrated Independence Day in its meeting held on 12th of August, 2017 by distributing sweets and wishing “Greetings” on the occasion. Speeches on this occasion mainly focused about the unity, brotherhood and concentration of welfare of the human beings. Members expressed their views that India has emerged towards becoming a global power to fulfill it. If each of us decides to work with one problem of our society we will see that we will be making great contributions.

Members talked about the ideals of Independence that is unity in diversity, inclusiveness, tolerance, equality and democracy which are the jewels of the modern India. Freedom does not mean getting free only but it means getting free from all evils and to enjoy fundamental rights which every citizen of the country has. “Let us think of something we can do to make a place of peace, and happiness. We need to change our attitude towards others.

We must stand and say “NO TO CORRUPTION” and give every member a sense of belonging, respect and love to build this nation great. This is applicable everywhere whether it is nation or house or society. Let’s put extra effort to perform our own civic rights and responsibilities. Our diversities should not be seen as a weakness.

Citizen's reporter:
Dr. M C Jain
Secretary

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

The man with a mission-Ali Mirzaee


(S.S.Dogra Email:ssdogra@journalist.com)

Yes, he is a perfect example of “The man with a mission”. The mission of spreading humanity in the world. He is an Afghanistani actor & film producer. Once upon a time, He was a celebrity in his beautiful country Afghanistan. Now, he is struggling in India. But his contribution in the field of theatre and cinema always remember forever. Qurban Ali Mirzaee popular to Baba Sabour that all Afghans know him to name of Baba Sabour who this name is the art name of Qurban Ali Mirzee.

He is an author and director too that those movies that he made are: Dasia this movie broadcast in India and also this actor invited 4 times in National School of Drama with all actors of his theatre.

Qurban Ali Mirzee working for than a decade in medias that his responsibility was announcer and director of short film and serials. Hehas more than 30 episodes, 15 episodes, and 8 episodes on TV and also theatres to his credit. Interestingly, his play Evil Temptation got 1st place in 7th national festival of Afghanistan and second play Nurbandak matchmaking got 1st place In 8th national festival of Afghanistan He was a martial art player but came into this theatre & cinema world way back in 1991. He got lot of appreciation from his nationals for his sincere and good work. Suddenly, he was kidnapped by some rich & religiously motivated people. He was severely tortured and even they tried to kill him. His fault was that he made a short film “Mother” You can watch the said film at following YouTube Link

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR0BTYd4xS3WlQa_-NknNyA/videos

in which he showcased not to destroy the idol of Buddha & to spread the message of peace & Humanity. You can also see his interview on the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1M1AYAntLQ

But its rightly said that All is well that’s end well. Fortunately he could escape by the grace of good people. Now, he is living simple but safe life in India. In India, he created a group of artists and willing to work with the same passion. He believes that one day he will gather good artists and start working on good creative theatre and film projects in India as well. Presently, Ali Mirzaee is living with his wife and 3 his sons and 1 his daughter and his bride and the brother of his bride. Its very difficult for them to earn their livelihood. He is carrying refugee card of UNHCR but not getting any financial or residential assistance from any part of the world.

A man in need is a friend indeed. So, you can come forward and help him on humanitarian ground itself. If some individual/institutions/group/Human Right organization want to help. Please come forward his mobile no. is 9643774680 and his email id is rahelanouri2020@yahoo.com

एकशन कमेटी दिल्ली में करेगी दस लाख पौधों का रोपण


एकशन कमेटी अनऐडड रीकोगनाइजड प्राइवेट स्कूल, दिल्ली के उपाध्यक्ष व आॅल दिल्ली बजट प्राइवेट स्कूलों के चेयरमैन वी.पी. टंडन ने आज बताया कि दोनों संस्थाओं ने संयुक्त रूप से दिल्ली के स्कूलों व अन्य स्थानों पर दस लाख पौधे लगाने का संकल्प लिया है। दिल्ली के स्कूलों में इस कार्यक्रम का शुभारम्भ हो चुका है। 

वृक्षारोपण की इस श्रंखला में आज क्षेत्रा की निगम पार्षद एवम् डिप्टी चेयरमैन श्रीमती बबिता संतलाल अग्रवाल व कमल माड्ल सी. सै. स्कूल, मोहन गार्डन, नई दिल्ली की प्रधानाचार्या श्रीमती वन्दना टंडन के नेतृत्व में विद्यालय व आसपास के क्षेत्रों में शिक्षकों व बच्चों द्वारा वृक्षारोपण किया गया।

Kicking away stereotypes through Mission XI Million- tribal girls from Khunti, Ranchi

“I like football very much. And I also love to score goals,” Nandi Nag a high school student from Miss Barker Memorial Girls’ High School said. 

Football is reaching the far corners of the country courtesy the legacy programme of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Mission XI Million. As the beautiful game does so often, it is also changing lives in India. One place which has been smitten by the beautiful game is a small tribal district called Khunti, near Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi.

An all-girls school, Miss Barker Memorial Girls’ High School, from the village was among the many schools that participated in a Mission XI Million festival that was held in Ranchi a few weeks back. That was the first introduction of many to the game of football and they absolutely fell in love with it. However, their fascination with the game didn’t end with the festival.

The girls went back to their village and determined to enjoy the game more, did the unthinkable. With some encouragement from the school administrators, they went ahead and created a football field for themselves. They now get to enjoy the game regularly. 

The Principal of the only girls’ school in the district, seeing the recent surge in the interest in football among her students, explains how easy it is it develop love for the beautiful game. Underlining the role of MXIM in the transformation, Mrs. P Tigga said, “Before this, no one had asked us before whether our kids are interested in playing or not. But this is a nice opportunity that we got”.

Since then, there has been no looking back for the spirited young girls from the village who are thoroughly enjoying the game in their makeshift football ground on a regular basis.

Commenting on the growing love for football in previously unimagined places, Project Director of LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Joy Bhattacharjya said, “We had a vision in mind of taking football to every corner of the country. But the way these girls have taken that dream forward is amazing and inspirational ".

Mission XI Million has already reached more than seven million children till now and hopes to take the beautiful game to eleven million children before the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 begins in October.

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