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Four Indian students awarded La Liga scholarship

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The Schools Scholarship is being granted to four Indian students this year -- two from and two from Bengaluru. The selected students will visit from May 26 to June 5 to train with first division club, CD Leganes.

The selected students for 2018/19 from are Rian Katoch and Asik Shaikh, while those from Bengaluru are and

Launched in association with the Embassy of in and On Track, Schools Scholarships aims to reward the best Indian talent and fast-track their goals annually.

The students, selected through a scouting process in which 32 players are shortlisted from Football Schools, will receive training from the one of La Liga clubs' academies.

"The four students showcased exemplary technical skills and sporting values throughout their time at La Liga Football Schools. We have always believed that has strong potential to become a global footballing superpower," said.

He added that with this programme, young Indians would take their country one step closer to achieving the status. "During their time with CD Leganes, the students will get a chance to train with the best coaches and youth of which will surely have a strong impact on them."

"Spain is certain of the key role that and football play in its public diplomacy strategy for India. Mainly because football is a in promoting fundamental personal and social values such as inclusion, camaraderie, tolerance, perseverance and team-work," Spanish H.E. JoseRamon Baranano said.

He said he was grateful to La Liga for bringing these important values to Indian youth through Spanish football.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 13:18 IST