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OORJA CAPFs YOUTH U-19 FOOTBALL TALENT HUNT TOURNAMENT BEGINS

May 05, 2017 08:25 PM

Jalandhar (Face2News)

Mr. R.S.Kataria, DIG, BSF, Panjab Frontier told that India is going to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in October 2017. While emphasizing successful hosting of the event, Hon’ble Prime Minister has opined that this alone cannot be our final objective. FIFA U-17 World Cup must be a catalyst, the tipping point for football in the country, which can only be done by creating a mass movement around it. Our objective should be to give an opportunity to every child of the country to play football. 

The “Oorja CAPFs Youth U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament (Boys & Girls)” started formally today at FTR HQ BSF, Jalandhar. Padma Shri Pargat Singh, Member of Legislative Assembly, Punjab declared the Oorja CAPFs Youth U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament ‘OPEN’ at 1600 hrs in an impressive and colorful opening ceremony held at Ashwini Stadium, BSF Campus, Jalandhar Cantt. The ceremony included impressive March Past by the teams, Oath Ceremony and cultural programme organized by BSF personnel. 

 Mr. R.S.Kataria, DIG, BSF, Panjab Frontier told that India is going to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in October 2017. While emphasizing successful hosting of the event, Hon’ble Prime Minister has opined that this alone cannot be our final objective. FIFA U-17 World Cup must be a catalyst, the tipping point for football in the country, which can only be done by creating a mass movement around it. Our objective should be to give an opportunity to every child of the country to play football. 

He further said, ‘Oorja’ CAPFs Youth U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament is a PM’s initiative to identify some good young talent by the way of conducting Football championships in all States at same time and responsibility to conduct these tournaments has been given to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) & Assam Rifles. Border Security Force Punjab Frontier, Jalandhar has been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the tournament in Punjab state. Quality performances are expected in this competition and the players selected out of this competition will certainly make a mark in the National and International Competitions in the coming tournaments.Facilities to accommodate the team players have been arranged within the BSF campus at Jalandhar which also includes food, recreation and medical support.7. The ongoing competitions will be concluded on 14th May’ 2017.  

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