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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

स्वतंत्रता दिवस के सुवसर पर रंगारंग संगीतमय शाम का सफल आयोजन

(छाया एवं रिपोर्ट: एस.एस.डोगरा)
गत दिनों मलहार संगीत कला केंद्र एवं मुकेश स्मृति कला संगम के संयुक्त प्रयासों द्वारा “आजादी की उमंग, मुकेश जी के संग” नामक रंगारंग संगीतमय संध्या का सफल आयोजन इंडिया इस्लामिक कल्चरल सेंटर में हुआ.

उक्त कार्यक्रम के संजोयक परमिंदर चड्ढा एवं प्रदीप शर्मा के अनुसार इस संगीत भरी महफ़िल को रंगीन बनाने में तेजपाल सिंह, गर्वित शर्मा, जसविंदर परमार, कपिल तिवारी, अतुल नागपाल, पवन त्यागी, दलीप रैना, रमेश ठाकुर, शिव कुमार शुक्ला, जया शर्मा, अंकिता मेघा ने अपनी दिलकश आवाज से उपस्थित सैंकड़ो संगीतप्रेमी दर्शकों का मन मोह लिया. 

इस मौके पर दूरदर्शन की उप महा निदेशक दीपा चंद्रा बतौर मुख्यातिथि उपस्थित रहीं. इस संगीतमय संध्या का मंच संचालन मंजू त्रिपाठी ने बड़े ही मनमोहक अंदाज से किया. इसी दौरान गायक एवं गयिकायों को सम्मानित भी किया गया.

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1st Patriotic Film Festival

Dear media friends/students, Be a part of this 1st Patriotic Film Festival. Come forward & fill the color of patriotism in this festival which is an part of 5th Asiad Literature Festival by Bharat Nirman NGO.


‘Think Green, Act Green , Eat Green and Go Green’ .These are the slogans followed by most of the nations these days . With the main objective of preservingour environment.’ N.K. Bagrodia Public School, Dwarka celebrated Eco-Week with enthusiasm from 3rd August 2017 to 10th August 2017 to sensitize the students about their responsibilities towards the environment and make the children aware about how they can play a positive role in being instruments of change .

During this week students of all the classes participated in a plethora of activities such as Recycling Champion, Best out of waste, collage on endangered and extinct species of animals, Poster making ,Debates and Group discussion on Man versus Nature. Cleanliness drive was undertaken by students of class VI, the area near the school was selected for the drive .Student took out a rally with banners and posters giving message to grow and protect trees and keep our city clean.They acted locally but thought globally. During cleanliness drive the students went and met people and gave them handouts to motivate them to make their surrounding cleaner.

Students of class VIII staged a “NUKKAD NATAK” highlighting the benefits benefit of maintaining cleanliness at public places and also describing the magnitude of the problems emerging out of unclean surroundings. They stressed on using dustbins for disposing off the garbage.

The events organized for secondary and sr. secondary wing were Inter house Power point presentation on Environmental Degradation and Vanmahotsava. Students participated with full enthusiasm and it was enlightening for them as they did research and understood the need for a green and pollution-free environment for life to survive on earth.

The chief guest Dr. B.C. Sabata (senior scientific officer in the environment department of Govt. of NCT, Delhi ) and principal Dr. (Mrs.) Rajee N. Kumar along with the students spearheaded this drive by planting the saplings in the school ground. The chief guest asked the students to preserve and conserve the environment and stressed the need to understand the concept of sustainable development.

He lauded the efforts of participants.In his inspirational speech,he urged the students to do their bit in ensuring that our planet continues to be a pristine place for us and our future generations to live in.

In short , Eco week went a long way in making the students realize that ‘A big difference to the lives of the dwellers of this beautiful planet stems from the responsible thoughts and individual contributions of each one of us, every day and in every way.’

J M International School organized a seminar on ‘Global avenues of higher studies for Indian students’

To facilitate students explore various avenues post school, J M International School organized a seminar on ‘Global avenues of higher studies for Indian students’ for Grades X to XII on 10 August 2017 in collaboration with International Knowledge Centre. The Career Development Programme at J M International School is aligned with the philosophy of "Indian roots & Global wings" approach, considering the whole world as a global village. It aims at equipping our students with the skills and competencies to create global citizens. 

Representatives from renowned and reputed colleges including IUPUI, Rutgers University, University of St. Thomas, University of Alabama and University of Delaware shared about the numerous prospects that these universities offer including great faculty and a hands on experience for different subjects. The students were also apprised about the hassle free procedure of applying to a foreign university, the unique features, admission criteria and requirements of each university.

The erudite interaction truly proved beneficial for the young aspirants as they correlated the various courses according to their aptitude, interest and personalities and also enabled them to understand the options available to them after completing Grade XII.

FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 - India’s biggest sports tournament kicks-off in 50 days

At 1700 hrs on Wednesday 16 August, it will be exactly 50 days to the start the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

The six Host Cities of the tournament – Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai and New Delhi – are waiting to welcome fans from India and across the world and witness some of the world’s brightest talents take the field.

"The Tournament is fast approaching and we see the interest from fans in the country increasing day by day. Fans are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see world class football live in their own cities. There is an atmosphere for football that has been gaining momentum in India and we hope that it will result in the country showing full stadiums to the world when the World Cup comes,” said Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director of the LOC for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

At 5 pm IST on 6th October, Colombia and Ghana will lock horns at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, and New Zealand and Turkey will play at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

Speaking about the milestone, Joy Bhattacharjya, Project Director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 added, “The Tournament is just around the corner. We are looking to ​keep ​the Tournament,​ top of mind with the support of all our partners. We all need to give it our utmost to make sure the Indian team has the maximum support possible for the ​World Cup ”.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, where a host of world famous stars first made their breakthrough, will feature 24 teams from every confederation. Fans can book their place in history and buy tickets to watch the matches live at

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Youth Impact through Football: Mission XI Million at Harvard Model UN India

Football is the world’s most popular sport, and India has the world’s largest youth population. This year, presents a wonderful opportunity for the sport in India, as the country is set to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this year.

On this occasion, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, with the support of the Government of India, have created a pioneering program called ‘Mission XI Million’ (MXIM), that intends to bring at least 11 million school kids in the country actively playing football in the run up to the event.

Over 1500 students, from across 250 schools will pledge their support to the mission, and dedicate a small message to the Indian national football team, at Harvard Model United Nations India (HMUN India), which is the most premier student conference of its kind in the nation.

Speaking to the students through a video message, Mr. Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup said, “In order to be an integral human being you need not only to be smart and have it, but also to strike a balance between studies and life, and that’s what we’re trying to bring through Mission XI Million by taking football to all the students around the country”.

Each year, HMUN India brings together not only the brightest students, but also key educators, thought leaders, youth icons, and corporate partners, to engage Gen-Z students in open dialogue towards a better future, for all.

Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya, Project Director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup said “I know that many of you [students] have dreams and aspirations of making our country a much better place to be, and we’re trying to do much the same using football as our way of promoting cultures, values and health, among the children”.

The conference, with the theme of ‘Development through Diversity’, will see students take the Mission XI Million pledge and carry official footballs back with them, to promote the sport in their schools.

Harvard Model UN India 2017 is being held from 12th to 15th August at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre and is co-hosted by Worldview Education and Harvard International Relations Council.

Independence & Janmashtmi celebrated at Bal Bhavan International School

The spiritual nation
Freedom in our mind,
Faith in our words,
Pride in our hearts,
Memories in our souls.

Every citizen of Indiais well aware that 15th August is the day when India got its Independence from British rule to become a free country. The day is celebrated all over in unity with great patriotism. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, our vice-principal, Mrs. Jaspreet Kaur unfurled the tricolor flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom. Furs and plumes wing of our school had showcased this day of liberty and unity by filling our hearts with patriotism. A skit depicting secularism of this diverse nation and formation of our TIRANGA left us all speechless whereas a mute dance with sign language was performed on our National Anthem by class 1 students was awestruck filling us with gratitude. Our tiny tots had also performed dance and sang patriotic songs paying their gratitude to nation. The whole celebration had reminded us the struggle; valor, blood and sweat of our people invested to bring back its freedom and made us felt proud again to be an INDIAN. JAI HIND. JAI BHARAT.

The festival of “Janmashtmi” was also celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm. Students of class 2nd mesmerized the audience with their scintillating performances based on the theme of festivity. The attractive, costumes, songs, bhajans, the fascinating props made the assembly worth viewing. To mark Lord Krishna’s birth and his friendship with Sudhama reinforce the message that God is for everyone, our kids brandish the entire episodes graciously. The students imbibed the message that whenever there is any rise of evil or the acts of evil, which can destroy the humanity, then the God himself will come and kill the evil and try to restore peace and harmony.


Students of R.D.Rajpal School witnessed the unfurling of the national flag at a special assembly hosted by Sankalp House. The stage was decorated with tri-colour flags. Students took a pledge to give their sincere support to nation development programmes. 

The school choir presented a patriotic song while the dancers enthralled the audience with a vibrant folk dance. The message conveyed through skit, that Gandhi’s values are needed to be promoted in present times, which are passing through turbulent situations due to corruption and malpractices. 

Principal Ms. Alka Kshatriya motivated the students to practice self discipline and become awakened citizens of a progressive nation.

Shri Ram Katha at Shri Radha Krishna Mandir sewa samiti Dwarka

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Independence Day celebrations in Dwarka

The residents of Sector-8 Dwarka, New Delhi celebrated 71st Independence Day with great zeal and vigor on 15th August, 2017 at 8:00 AM in District Park, Sector -8, Dwarka. The National Flag was hoisted by Shri Ravinder Godara ji and other senior residents. Thereafter residents sang National Anthem and express the joy of freedom. The Chief Guest and members of Residents Welfare Association addressed the gathering, followed by light refreshments. 

Large number of area residents took part in special drive of tree plantation. There was an overwhelming participation from all residents. Secretary of RWA, Sector-8, Dwarka, Sh Arvinder Singh Chhatwal said, our aim is to promote the feeling of familiarity, cooperation and unity among the residents. Regards A S Chhatwal, Secretary, RWA, Sector-8, Dwarka.

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उत्तराखंड दिव्यांग क्रिकेट टीम का सलेक्षन में चयनकर्ताओें नें चुनी टीम

रूद्रपुर- उत्तराखंड की दिव्यांग क्रिकेट टीम का सलेक्षन 13 अगस्त दिन रविवार को रूद्रपुर के षारदा स्पोर्टस क्लब में हुआ। इस कैम्प में चयनकर्ताओं द्वारा उत्तराखंड की 15 सदस्यीय टीम का चयन किया गया । चयन
कैम्प में सददस्यीय चयनकर्ता टीम में आगरा से आये दिव्यांग क्रिकेट टीम, इंडिया के महासचिव हारून रषीद, पैरा ओलंपिक संघ के प्रदेष सचिव प्रेम कुमार, कोच नवीन टम्टा, षकुल सक्सैना, दीपक आर्य नें दिव्यांग खिलाड़ियों की प्रतिभा को जांच कर उत्तराखंड टीम के लिये चयनित किया। चयनित खिलाड़ियों का प्रषिक्षण षिविर देहरादून एवं आगरा में लगाया जायेगा। 

चयनित टीम में अंर्तराश्ट्रीय दिव्यांग खिलाड़ी कासिम अली को कप्तान बनाया गया है। इसके साथ ही अक्षय कुमार, मंजीत सिंह, पंकज जोषी, नूर हसन, सत्य प्रकाष, हरेन्द्र सिंह, प्रदीप सिंह, नरेन्द्र सिंह, जयपाल, मौ0
असलम, करन रावत, अजय बौढ़ाई, नवीन, नरेन्द्र द्वितीय को भी चुना गया। पांच खिलाड़ियों को अतिरिक्त खिलाड़ी भी चुना गया। 

कार्यक्रम संचालन युवा कंाग्रेस नेता सह सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता सुषील गाबा नें किया। कंाग्रेस प्रदेष महामंत्री, हिमांषु गावा, उत्तराखंड ओलंपिक संघ के महासचिव डा0 डी.के.सिंह, जिलाध्यक्ष नागेन्द्र षर्मा, युवा नेता सुषील
गाबा नें समस्त चयनित खिलाड़ियों को बधाई दी एवं संर्पूण व्यवस्था में महत्तवपूर्ण भूमिका निभानें वाले हरीष चैधरी की पीठ थपथपाई। इस दौरान षरद जोषी, रघुवीर सिंह, सत्यनारायण षर्मा, मुकेष वषिश्ठ, नितिन धामी, हरविन्दर चुघ, आदि मौजूद थे।

एस. एल. एस डीएवी पब्लिक स्कूल मौसम विहार में स्वतंत्रता दिवस धूमधाम से मनाया

एस.एल.एस डीएवी पब्लिक स्कूल, मौसम विहार में स्वतंत्रता दिवस धूमधाम से मनाया गया। मुख्य अतिथि वरिष्ठ भाजपा नेता, राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के प्रचारक श्री संजय जोशी और विशिष्ठ अतिथि शिक्षाविद् दयानंद वत्स ने ध्वजारोहण किया।

इस अवसर पर प्राचार्या वंदना कपूर के मार्गदर्शन में भारत छोडो आंदोलन की 75वीं सालगिरह पर प्रवेश द्वार बलिया के अमर स्वतंत्रता सेनानी श्री जगदीश्वर निगम के अगस्त क्रांति में दिए गए योगदान पर आधारित घटनाओं के नाट्य रूपांतरण का उद्घाटन उनकी 90 वर्षीय सुपुत्री शीला दरबारी और नातिन मोनटेनीग्रो की कॉंसल जनरल जेनिस दरबारी ने किया। स्कूल प्रबंधक एवं हंसराज कालेज के पूर्व प्राचार्य श्री एस. आर. अरोड़ा ने सभी अतिथियों को सम्मानित किया।

अपने संबोधन में श्री संजय जोशी ने कहा कि स्वतंत्रता को अक्षुण्ण रखने का दायित्व अब सभी भारतवासियों का है। सभी अतिथियों ने वृक्षारोपण किया। बच्चों ने मनोहारी सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए।

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Bharat Nirman launched poster of 1st Patriotic Film Festival on the eve of Independence day.

(Dwarka Parichay News Desk)

14th August, 2017 New Delhi: On the eve of Independence day, renowned NGO-Bharat Nirman launched a poster for the 1st Patriotic Film Festival in India in India Habitat Centre. Ravindra C Bhandari-Convener Bharat Nirman, Rajeev Sharma-Senior Journalist, Head of India Bureau for South Asia Times, Meenu Gupta-CEO Rakshak News, Dinesh Tiwari-Rakshk News, S.S.Dogra- Journalist, Author & Mg.Editor Dwarka Parichay Media Group & Ms.Anubha Nath-Documentary Filmmaker jointly gathered & launched the said poster. According to Ravindra C Bhandari-Convener of Bharat Nirman, 'The Foundation will be organizing the 1st Patriotic Film Festival on 17th September, 2017 at Press Club, Chandigarh'. He further added that this film festival will be an important part of the 5th Asiad Literature Festival. The theme of this film festival is “The Indian Warriors. Entries will be invited online for less than 5 Minutes short documentary films till 31 August 2017. Best 3 films will be screened and felicitated at the Fest. Mr. Bhandari announced that Ms. Meenu Gupta would be the Film Festival Director & Mr.S.S.Dogra as the Film Festival Advisor. For more detail about the festival log on to

KAVI SAMMELAN on the Occasion of Independence Day

On the occasion of Independence Day, Sahaj Sambhav and Hindi Sahitya Manthan had organized KAVI SAMMELAN at the premises of Sahaj Sambhav on 13th August, 2017. The Cheif Guest of the programme was Dr. Harish Arora. Distinguished guests were Mrs. Preetima Khandelwal and Mrs. Alka Sinha along with other dignitaries. The main poets were Mr. Manish Madhukar, Mr. Pragi Lal and Mr. Santosh Patel. The whole program was compared by Mr. Sanjay Jain. Other guests were Mrs. Promila Malik, Mrs. Shanu Wadhwa, Mrs. Madhulika Goel, Mrs. (Advocate) Manjula Singh, Mrs. Lata Gaur, Mrs. Poonam Sharma and Mr. Yogesh Gupta.

The program began with the lighting of lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana by Mrs. Sushma Bhandari. On this occasion, guests and poets appreciated the efforts of Mrs. Rekha Jhingan, a social activist and a constant fighter again Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She evoked everyone present there and the society as a whole to come forward and join hands with her in this mission for noble cause so that the young generation going astray can be directed toward their real goals in life. It was indeed a memorable moment when the poets recited poems on the theme of Patriotism.

Janmashtmi Celebrations at Golok dham

Ganesh Puja Celebrations by Dwarka Telugu Pariwar

Football Takes Over Hyderabad with more than 1200 children attending the Mission XI Million festival

After conducting a unique, all-inclusive festival in Gurugram where children with special needs took part, the Mission XI Million caravan moved south and touched down in the royal city of Hyderabad. The huge attendance of more than 1200 from schools all over Hyderabad at the MXIM festival added more numbers to the already proud figure of 7 million for the legacy programme of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

The love for the beautiful game was on display at Secundrabad's Gymkhana Ground where kids enthusiastically participated in exhibition matches and drills, showing off their skills with the ball. The Official Mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, Kheleo, entertained students and teachers alike. The latter could be seen cheering and encouraging their students as they took part in the friendlies and drills.

The fun-filled day also saw participating kids celebrate Independence Day. Former Indian Football Team Captain Victor Amalraj along with other dignitaries present hoisted the Indian flag at the festival. Amalraj later remarked, “I am very pleased to see Mission XI Million reaching Hyderabad. The programme has already managed to popularise football in the country, and after seeing the activities and the attendance here, I’m very optimistic”.

Project Director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Joy Bhattacharjya also expressed his pleasure at the massive participation. He said, “Such huge turnouts give us a reason to believe that the beautiful game is making inroads in our nation. Children are ready to embrace football, and one can only imagine how things will be, once the country experiences the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this year”.

The admiration and passion witnessed in the festival for the beautiful game ahead of the country’s 70th Independence Day was indeed remarkable and illustrated the World Cup’s Official Slogan “Football Takes Over”.

A Mission XI Million festival will be conducted in the eastern city of Bhubaneshwar on 22 August.

Janmashtmi Celebrations at ISKCON Dwarka

Janmashthmi Celebrated at Vinayak Residents Welfare Association(Regd)

Vinayak Residents Welfare Association (Regd) celebrated Janmashthmi wishing and conveying “Greetings” to each and every one. 

It was prayed that Lord Krishna to shower love and peace to all human beings who are engulfed with darkness of their own vices and keep us away from the shackles of anger, greed, temptations, attachments ,pain and corruptions. Janamashtami – the birth of Lord Krishna, is meant to eradicate all evils prevailing on Earth and encourage the good and destroy the evils. The occasion of Janmashthmi brings all of us together with encourage unity and faith. The biggest adversary of ego is joy. Ego cannot survive and simply melts and has to bow down when confronted with simplicity, love, harmony and unity. Lord Krishna is the epitome of joy, the quintessence of simplicity and the very source of love.

“यदा यदा ही धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत!
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानम सृज्याहम !”

The verses in the भागवद गीता (as narrated by भगवान विंष्णु) say, that “whenever there will be predominance of evil and decline of religion, I will reincarnate to kill the evil, spread the message of love and harmony and to save the good”. The main significance of Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad which may bring the people together.

Speeches on this occasion mainly focused about the unity, brotherhood, love and welfare of the human beings.

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Dr. M C Jain

Janmashtmi celebration at Shri Radha Krishna Mandir sewa samiti Dwarka

श्री श्याम स्तुति- अनमोल धरोहर


वरिष्ठ गीतकार, कवि, रचनाकार श्री वीरेंदर मंसोत्रा जी द्वारा रचित श्री श्याम स्तुति मात्र 15 पेज में नन्दलाला यानि भगवान कृष्ण की बचपन, सखियों संग बिताए यादगार लम्हें, वृन्दावन प्रसंग लीलाएँ एवं गीता ज्ञान को अपने अनूठे एवं श्रधा अंदाज में पिरोया है. रूचि प्रकाशन द्वारा प्रकाशित इस अनमोल साहित्यिक धरोहर की कीमत मात्र 11 रूपये है. आप भी इसे पढ़कर अवश्य ही आनंदित हो जायेंगे.

Happy Birthday- Johnny Lever

Sunday, August 13, 2017

लिटिल स्टार प्ले पब्लिक स्कूल इंद्रा पार्क, पालम कॉलोनी स्कूल में धूमधाम से मना स्वतंत्रता दिवस और जन्माष्टमी का पर्व

लिटिल स्टार प्ले पब्लिक स्कूल इंद्रा पार्क , पालम कॉलोनी दिल्ली में आज डाइट आर के पुरम के पूर्व प्राचार्य डॉ. संजीव कुमार की अध्यक्षता एवं शिक्षाविद् दयानंद वत्स के सान्निध्य में 71वां स्वतंत्रता दिवस और जन्माष्टमी धूमधाम से मनाई गई। इस अवसर पर आत्माराम सनातन धर्म कॉलेज के प्रिंसिपल डॉ ज्ञानतोष कुमार झा समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि थे। इस मौके पर अपने संबोधन में शिक्षाविद दयानंद वत्स ने कहा कि स्कूल ज्ञान के मंदिर हैं और उनका कार्य देश के भावी आदर्श नागरिकों का निर्माण करना है।

अगस्त क्रांति के 75 वर्ष और.आजादी की 71 वीं सालगिरह पर सभी देशवासियों का कर्तव्य है कि वे आजादी को अक्षुण्ण रखने के लिए संकल्प लें कि राष्ट्र निर्माण में अपना योगदान देंगे। स्कूल के नन्हें छात्र छात्राओं ने मनोहारी सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए।

अतिथियों ने सभी बच्चों को पुरस्कृत किया। स्कूल की प्राचार्या रेनू यादव ने सभी अतिथियों का स्वागत किया।इस मौके पर श्री राजकुमार यादव, पुष्पेन्द्र कुमार, जैनेश कुमार, अशोक कुमार पांडेय, ऋषि प्रकाश मुदगिल,एल एस तंवर भी उपस्थित थे।

Happy Birthday- Sridevi

Mission XI Million conducts 'special' festival at Vishwas Vidyalaya

It was an overwhelming occasion for everyone present at Vishwas Vidyalaya in Gurugram as ahead of India's 70th Independence Day, more than 300 children, including those with special needs, gathered in large numbers to show their love for football at the Mission XI Million festival.

What set this apart from the other MXIM festivals that have taken place till now is the fact that for the very first time, it took the beautiful game to children with special needs. The Vishwas Vidyalaya -- the Vision for Health Welfare and Special Needs -- caters to the requirements of specially abled children in and around Gurugram.

All students, teachers and administrators warmly welcomed the festival, which also coincided with the Independence Day celebrations in the school. Football was taken up by the specially abled children, who showed great enthusiasm in the activities organised for them.

Speaking at this unique festival, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Javier Ceppi said, “When we stated that we are reaching out to the whole India, this is what we meant. The Vishwas Vidyalaya does a fantastic job, and we wanted to bring the joy of Mission XI Million to their school and children. They were delighted to be exposed to football and the World Cup. That is the most important aspect of MXIM, to bring football to everyone. Only then we will fulfil the mission of football taking over India”.

Apart from engaging in exhibition matches and football drills, the festival also saw other interactive events like drawing competitions with the theme being 'Football'. Students also enjoyed a session with freestyle footballers who wowed them with their skills with the ball.

Project Director of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Joy Bhattacharjya underlined the importance of the festival and said, "We have had many great MXIM experiences with a variety of children over the past years. But this is truly unique. We wanted football to reach each and every corner and each and every child in the country. On this Independence Day, this is a significant step in the direction".

More than 7 million children have been brought into contact with football so far under the aegis of Mission XI Million, the legacy programme of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

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