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Govt. willing to make football reach to 15,000 schools: Vijay Goel

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Expressing satisfaction with the 'Mission XI Million' festival held in Mumbai, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Vijay Goel insisted that along with cricket, is trying hard to encourage young generation in other such as Football, Hockey, Kho-Kho, and Kushti.

Goel emphasized that the is willing to make football reach to 15000 schools.

Praising the efforts to organize such event, he further assured to make efforts to promote football among kids.

More than 500 children from various academies and schools were seen at the festival, engaging in a variety of activities at Andheri Complex in

The kids got a chance to play exhibition games and demonstrate the skills they have gained through Mission XI Million in front of the FIFA Legend and World Cup winner Carles Puyol.

The children were later felicitated by the FIFA Legend.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 18:22 IST
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