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Odisha CM launches ‘Football for All’

Current Affairs

  • To promote football among school children, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched ‘Football for All’, an initiative by FIFA in Odisha in partnership with KIIT & KISS.
  • Under the initiative, over 43,000 footballs will be distributed to children in about 2000 schools. This is the first such programme of FIFA in India that aims at promoting football among school children, an official said.
  • Joining the programme on a virtual platform, Patnaik said that football is the most popular game and brings together people across the globe. Hoping that these partnerships and initiatives will help football development in India, he said, “We are quite focused on football development, especially women’s football. As a legacy of the World Cup, we will have good infrastructure and coaching programmes.”

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