“Baji Rout National Football Tournament” inaugurated in Dhenkanal Odisha by Dharmendra Pradhan

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Baji Rout National Football Tournament

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the “Baji Rout National Football Tournament in Dhenkanal, Odisha on 3 November 2022. 

Speaking on the occasion he said that to promote football in India the government with FIFA and All India Football Federation (AIFF)  has launched the 'Football 4 School' initiative.

The minister revealed that the programme has been targeted to rope in about two crore fifty lakh school students towards football. He said that ten lakh footballs will be distributed among the government and private schools in all the districts of the country through the Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya. 

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