KICKING IT OFF AT INDIA GATE
An event in the Capital brought together people from the world of sports, politics and entertainment. An initiative called Oorja was kicked off at India Gate on Saturday evening to instill the spirit of sports, specifically football in youngsters.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh was the chief guest at the event, which was helmed by All India Police Sports Control Board, Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles. The three-month long tournament will begin on May 1 in all the Indian states and Union Territories with 12,500 players participating in 1,200 matches. It will be held in three phases and will end in the Capital on July 25.
(L-R) Vijay Goel, Rajnath Singh and Kiren Rijiju
(L-R) Bhaichung Bhutia, Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar