Curtain Raiser Function - FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017
With an objective to promote football in India, especially among children and youth, a curtain raiser function was held in Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on 19th August for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 to be held in India from 6th to 28th October, 2017. In a first of a kind experience, thousands of children along with dignitaries from the Government of India came together to celebrate the launch of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Trophy Experience in the capital city. Around 7000 school students of Delhi did march past and gave a cultural performance on the theme of sports, specially football in the presence of President, Action Committee of Private Un-Aided Recognized Schools Shri S.K. Bhattacharya. Amongst other dignitaries, Secretary Sports Injeti Srinivas and Tournament Director FIFA U-17 World Cup Javier Ceppi were present at the function. The function was held under Mission XI Million (MXIM). MXIM is the joint program of FIFA, AIFF and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. MAPS kept its head high during the celebrations as our student Vansh led 11 band contingents of different schools .
**A true treasured possession!!!**