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Govt launches Mission XI Million to promote Football among School Children

SportsMission XI Million, the biggest school sport outreach programme was launched in New Delhi today by the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel in the presence of President of AIFF Praful Patel.

A first of its kind, the programme aims to encourage children to play the beautiful game of football, gain healthy habits and learn important life lessons in teamwork and sportsman spirit.

The approach is to work with school principals and sports teachers and encourage them to make children play football games on regular basis.

Speaking on the occasion Vijay Goel said, the program will be rolled out in every state of the country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari from Kutch to Imphal.

In a message to the nation on an earlier occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Mission XI Million will take the beautiful game of football to at least 11 million boys and girls around the country.

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