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  • 01 November, 2022

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Football4Schools Initiative

Football4Schools Initiative

In order to implement the "Football4Schools" concept in India, the Ministry of Education has inked an MoU with FIFA and the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Football4Schools Initiative: What is it?

  • The Prime Minister's goal of making athletics a way of life and raising well-rounded citizens is being realized through the Football4Schools program.
  • Through sports-integrated learning, it seeks to empower 25 million young boys and girls in India.
  • It supports the goals of the 2020 National Education Policy (NEP).
  • Goals: Give students (boys and girls) useful life skills and competencies.
  • Give coach-educators the tools and training they need to deliver sports and life skills instruction.
  • Increase the ability of all parties involved (schools, member associations, and government agencies) to conduct life skills instruction through football.
  • Enhance government and participating school collaboration to promote alliances, partnerships, and intersectoral cooperation.

Describe FIFA.

  • The highest-ranking football governing body in the world is FIFA.
  • It is the organisation in charge of regulating association football, futsal, and beach soccer internationally.
  • FIFA operates on a nonprofit basis.
  • FIFA was established in 1904 to regulate intercontinental competition between the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. 211 nations are currently members of FIFA.
  • The company's head office is in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • FIFA's main goals are to promote fair play and integrity while expanding the sport internationally.
  • It is in charge of planning and publicising international competitions, including as the women's World Cup, which debuted in 1991, and the men's World Cup, which began in 1930.
  • It is a member of the International Football Association Board and a member of the International Olympic Committee, both of which define the regulations for football.

Describe AIFF.

  • The AIFF is the body responsible for overseeing association football in India.
  • The I-League, India's top domestic club competition, is also controlled by it, along with a number of other competitions and teams. It also oversees the management of the India national football team.
  • After India's independence in 1947, the AIFF was established in 1937 and later received FIFA affiliation in 1948.
  • At the moment, it has a location in Dwarka, New Delhi. India joined the Asian Football Confederation as one of its original members in 1954.

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