The Members of Parliament (MPs) of India participated Wednesday in a mass awareness programme for promoting sports culture in the country particularly the game of football.
The occasion was presentation of footballs to MPs of both Houses of Parliament by the Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan at a function.
The function was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promote Mission XI Million Programme for taking football across India in the run up to FIFA U-17 Football World Cup to be hosted in October this year.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup is being organised in partnership with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and in order to create football culture Mission 11 Million has been initiated that aims to take football to 11 million children across India through 15000 schools and mass contact programmes.
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