Passion for the sport and leadership level among the children have shown a remarkable rise as homegrown and foreign football schools improve the quality of training and playing in the country.
The career institute, which offers software development and data analytics programmes, designed to train and mould learners into skilled and job-ready professionals, currently has 7,000-plus enrolled students.
Masai School will use the funds to launch two new course categories and expand its existing skilling course in software development and data analytics
The lifting of the ban on All India Football Federation (AIFF) late on Friday after the Supreme Court terminated the mandate of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has cleared the decks for India to host the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup in October.
Former captain Bhutia on Thursday filed fresh nomination papers ahead of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) elections scheduled to be held on September 2.
In advance of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) elections, which are set to take place on September 2, Indian football great Bhaichung Bhutia submitted a new nomination on Thursday.
There are ex-footballers turned politicians and politicians who aspire to enter sports administration in the fray along with long-time sports administrator, who want to grab the top job in All India Football Federation (AIFF). The deadline to file nominations for the post expired on Friday.
Former captain Bhutia was proposed by his onetime national teammate Deepak Mondal and seconded by Madhu Kumari.
India was suspended by world governing body FIFA for "undue influence from third parties", the development jeopardising the country's prospects of hosting the Under-17 Women's World Cup, scheduled from October 11-30.
"My commitment to stay in state politics is long-term, and I am also going to contest the forthcoming Sikkim Assembly polls and take any responsibility that my party entrusts on me," the 43-year-old former striker told PTI in an interview.
Bhutia said that even after being part of West Bengal politics and playing for top Bengal clubs for years, he could not get rid of the "outsider" tag and now he had returned to his roots
This election also saw many former sports stars and film stars like Bhaichung Bhutia and Locket Chatterjee trying their luck in these elections.
After playing his last match in national colours, former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia today hoped that the young Indian players would be inspired by the international stars who played in his farewell exhibition match here today.