U-17 Women’s World Cup: Union Minister Pradhan To Root For India At Kalinga Stadium Today

Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be among the dignitaries to be present at the Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday evening when hosts India kick off their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup campaign against the USA.

“I will be at the #KalingaStadium tomorrow to root for the Indian women’s team at the #U17WWC. Let a billion cheer be behind #TeamIndia as they take on the USA tomorrow. Let us #KickOffTheDream!” Pradhan tweeted on Monday.

Pradhan earlier met FIFA secretary-general Fatma Samoura and AIFF officials, before addressing a press conference.

Admiring Samoura’s passion for education, empowerment of children and her regard for India, Pradhan said that they have agreed to take the Football for School programme to all the 760-odd districts in India in a big way.

Pradhan said that the Indian government and AIFF are committed to promote sports and create a mass movement for football, especially among school children in line with PM Narendra Modi’s “vision of a developing India as a sporting superpower as well as ensuring a #FitIndia.”

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