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Who has launched(10th Oct 2022) 'Football for All' in the Odisha state to take the culture of football to the grassroots?
Nitish Kumar
Mamata Banerjee
Yashwant Sinha
Naveen Patnaik

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister "Naveen Patnaik" on Monday(10th Oct 2022) launched ‘Football for All’ in the state to take the culture of football to the grassroots.
* The Programme has been initiated by FIFA in Odisha in partnership with the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).

* Over 43000 footballs will be distributed to children in about 2000 schools.

* This is the first such programme of FIFA in India that aims at promoting football among school children.
* Joining the programme on virtual platform, the CM said that Football is the most popular game and brings together people across the globe.
* Saying that it’s a proud moment for Odisha to be the host venue for the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, he said, “We have partnered with AIFF and FIFA to bring the best of football to the state.

* This World Cup will give a major boost towards development of football in the state,” he emphasised.
* Expressing happiness over the launch of the programme, he thanked FIFA for choosing Odisha for this program and appreciated the role of Dr Achyuta Samanta and KIIT-KISS for bringing this program to Odisha.
* The CM looked forward to future partnerships with FIFA for development of football in Odisha.
* Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera said that under the vision of CM Patnaik, the state is investing heavily in sports infrastructure. “FIFA partnership will help promote football at the school level,” he added..

Source : The Print

Published On : October 12, 2022
Category : Sports