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PM Modi unveils BRICS U-17 football trophy starting Oct 5

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New Delhi, Oct 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Oct 1) unveiled the trophy for the BRICS U-17 football tournament, scheduled to be held in Goa from October 5 to 15.

"Shri Narendra Modi, today unveiled the Trophy for the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament in New Delhi," the PMO said in a statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Sport Minister Vijay Goyal, Praful Patel, President All India Football Federation and others unveils BRICS U-17 Football Tournament – 2016 Trophy in New Delhi on Saturday.

"The MoS (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Vijay Goel; and the President of the All India Football Federation, Shri Praful Patel, were present on the occasion. Ambassadors from BRICS countries were also present."

Wishing the tournament a grand success, the Prime Minister had said that he was confident that it would meet its objective of facilitating greater understanding and friendship amongst all participants.

The tournament aims at taking the ongoing interaction and cohesion amongst the BRICS nations to a new level of exchange between the youth of these countries in the field of sports.

Perceived as a Roll On Tournament, it will be a harbinger of similar exchanges in other sports also. The ceremony was also attended by Ambassadors and High Commissioners of BRICS nations and other dignitaries.


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Story first published: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 20:26 [IST]
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