Football match to build self-esteem of youth in urban slums

Bhubaneswar: SNEH Cup Football Tournament was organized by Society for Nature, Education and Health (SNEH), a registered voluntary organization, with support of Mercury Phoenix Trust at Nilachakra Nagar Basti of Salia Sahi slum here.

Four teams participated in the event. AK-47 team defeated Bhabani Football Club by one point and own the SNEH Cup 2017. The finalists fought it out in the middle and AK-47 was declared winners in a tiebreaker.

This event was a part of the ongoing HIV/AIDS intervention programme being implemented by SNEH in the slum. The main objective of organizing such activities is to develop self-esteem and self-confidence among the marginalized youths of urban slums.

The programme was inaugurated by SNEH’s President Subarna Ghosh and local Corporator Bharati Singh. Manjula Patnaik, Project officer Mennonite Central Committee, Kolkata, attended the event as a guest and distributed the prizes.

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