New Delhi, May 19: Sports Minister, Shri Vijay Goel and the Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri N. Biren Singh at the installation of a big size Football Balloon in the park of Inner Circle of Connaught Place, to promote the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri Biren Singh, was the chief guest at the event. The Manipur Chief Minister expressed happiness at India hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Shri Biren Singh has been a national level football player himself and has promoted the cause of football in the country.
The objective behind the event is to popularise football in the country, in view of FIFA Under-17 World Cup being hosted in India from October 6 to October 28, 2017. The event is a step towards restoring Indian football to its past glory of 1950s and marks another step forward in the direction of Prime Minister’s vision, as outlined in “Mann Ki Baat” programme, to take football to every village in the country.