Kolkata: With the beginning of FIFA –U17 World Cup the Youth Affairs and Sports Department of the Bengal Government has instituted the ‘Khelashree’ Scheme to encourage sporting activities. This is yet another developmental initiative by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government.
As per the scheme, schools, colleges and clubs of the state would be given five footballs each. Madhyamik and Higher Secondary schools, High Madrasahs, colleges, universities, all clubs from the first to the fifth divisions of the Kolkata League as well as all clubs and sports institutions which have been getting annual financial aids from the State Government would get these footballs.
The footballs would be distributed during a programme to be organised on October 9 and 10. To drive awareness about this scheme and the programme, On October 7, colourful processions would be taken out in all the districts.