Mission XI Million reached Jammu and Kashmir and successfully conducted its largest seminar till date earlier today. With a record participation of more than 1300 schools from all over the state, football again lived up to its reputation of being the most popular sport in the valley. The thunderous response to the seminar held in Sher-e-Kashmir Indoor Stadium reaffirmed the fact that beautiful game can unite the people of the Jammu and Kashmir.
Hon’ble Minister of State for Department of Youth Services & Sports, Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma; Director of Department of Youth Services & Sports, Mr. Shiekh Fayaz Ahmed; Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Hilal Ahmad Parray and Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone were also present at the event.
The popularity of football has seen a surge in recent times with the rise in prominence of LoneStar Kashmir Football Club, which has given the people of Kashmir another reason to come together.
Having already touched the southern tip of the country, Kanyakumari, where more than 150 schools participated, the Government of India and All India Football Federation programme spread its wings to the north with this seminar.