Panaji: December 20, 2019 … “It is indeed a pleasure to see young girls taking up sports like football. Any game of sports keeps our mind sharp and body healthy. As students, you should pay equal attention towards studies as well as extra activities. The sports department will provide best facilities to young aspirants to motivate their sporting spirit,” said Minister for Sports Shri. Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar at the ‘Khelo India Girls Football League U-17’ opening ceremony held at Athletic Stadium in Bambolim today.
The league was kicked off by the Minister in the presence of MP South Shri. Francisco Sardinha. The function was held by Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) and Goa Football Association (GFA) in association with Goa Football Development Council (GFDC).
While addressing the gathering Shri. Sardinha appreciated the SAG for their initiative in organising a girl’s football match and assured all the support from his end.
Present among others were Director-Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs Shri. S.M. Tripathi IAS, Executive Director of SAG Shri. V.M. Prabhudessai, Nodal Officer Smt. Monica Durado, Member Secretary GFDC and Shri. Alexio F.Da Costa.