Football4Schools: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan signs MoU with FIFA & AIFF
Mumbai: The Union Education ministry on Sunday signed an MoU in Mumbai with football’s world governing body FIFA and All India Football Federation for the ‘Football4Schools’ initiative in India.
While Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship minister Dharmendra Pradhan signed the MoU on behalf of the government, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and AIFF head Kalyan Chaubey signed for the respective organizations, on the sidelines of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup final at Navi Mumbai.
Pradhan reiterated that sports has been given an eminent position in NEP 2020 and the Football4Schools programme espouses its very spirit.
He expressed his happiness that FIFA, All India Football Federation and Ministry of Education, GoI through this MoU on the sidelines of U-17 WWC are collaborating together to promote football and also equip the young learners with valuable life skills.
The Union minister said that the Football4Schools programme will be used as a positive tool to inspire children and ensure their holistic development.
The initiative aims to empower 25 million young boys and girls in the country through sports-integrated learning.