Jamshedpur: A month-long football carnival started off at Tata Football Academy on Thursday. It was inaugurated to mark the beginning of FIFA World Cup 2014.
The chief guest of the inaugural function was Amitabh Bakshi, a senior Tata Steel official. He was present along with Vishwajeet Roychoudhary, member, Board of management, Kulvin Suri, trustee, Tata Steel Sports Foundation, and Charles Borromeo, head, Sports, Tata Steel and head TFA.
The carnival will continue till the final match of the football World Cup on 13th July. A number of programmes will be organized during the carnival. They will include different competitions for the TFA cadets. A quiz competition on football World Cup events and personalities was held on the occasion. Gifts were given away to winners by guests.
Addressing the TFA cadets, the chief guest said it was a long cherished dream that India plays in the football World Cup matches as one of the contenders to the title of World Cup winner. He said the TFA had produced many good quality footballers. One day, these players will play the World Cup and make the country proud at international level, he said.
Many other speakers too, expressed their wish that the country should produce such players who may represent it in the FIFA World Cup matches and win the most coveted titles for the nation.