School & college football meet online registration commences
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The school and college national football championship in Mumbai, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, started its online registration process on Tuesday.
Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Football championship will be held in four categories.
For schools, the categories are, junior boys (Grade 7 to 10); senior boys (Grade 11 and 12); Senior Girls (Grade 11 and 12) and for colleges the category will be boys (under-graduates).
Registration for the competitions are free and can be done online at www.rfyouthsports.com.
Last day for registration for Greater Mumbai based Schools and Colleges is August 16.
Reliance Foundation will be broadcasting the school and college football matches on digital platform and through these competitions will develop and create a talent scouting pool to provide scholarships to deserving children.
The city winners will further get opportunity to train with professional football clubs to prepare for the national competition to be held in the month of January/February 2017.
In the first year, the competitions will be played in eight cities in Chennai, Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata, Goa, Guwahati, Delhi and Pune.
Modi to launch awareness campaign on freedom fighters
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on August 9 launch a campaign aimed at acquainting the young generation with the sacrifices made by freedom fighters during India’s Independence struggle, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.
The campaign is called ’70 Saal Azadi — Zara Yaad Karo Qurbani’ (70 years of Independence — Let’s recall the sacrifices).
Briefing the media after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary party meeting, Naidu said the Union ministers will visit places associated with the Independence struggle across the country to spread the message of patriotism.
“It is the 75th year of ‘Quit India’ movement. All ministers will visit places associated with our freedom struggle, such as the Jallianwala Bagh (in Amritsar in Punjab) and Dandi (village in Gujarat) etc. Each minister will visit at least two places,” he said.
He said the campaign is also aimed at developing the feeling of “nation first”.
“The visiting ministers will highlight various initiatives of the Narendra Modi government in the last two years. Independence means from ‘swaraj’ (self-rule) to ‘suraaj’ (good governance),” Naidu said.
A week-long ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to evoke feelings of nationalism and patriotism will also be undertaken from the Independence Day on August 15, he said.
Members of parliament and state legislatures have been asked to participate in the Yatra carrying the Tricolour and visit their constituencies.
At the meeting, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley briefed the members about the Goods and Services Tax Bill, which is to be presented in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.