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Slum Soccer wins FICCI India Sports Award

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Slum Soccer wins FICCI India Sports Award

Slum Soccer has been recognised for its efforts to promote football in India and use the sport to address the country's social problems.

We are immensely pleased to announce that Slum Soccer has been awarded the prestigious FICCI India Sports Award for the “Best NGO Promoting Sports” category. FICCI, or the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, is the largest and oldest business organisation in India. It is non-governmental and not-for-profit.

FICCI has been conducting these awards for 3 years now. It is a big boost for Slum Soccer to get the award, which not only recognises our work as an NGO, but acknowledges our efforts to promote football in the country.

The chairman of our umbrella organisation, Krida Vikas Sansthan, and our mentor Mr. Vijay Barse were also present at the awards. Long-term volunteer Akshay Madhavan collected the award from Sanjay Paul (VP Tata Steel) in front of a packed hall at the FICCI headquarters in New Delhi.

The same night, our main sponsor ONGC was presented with the “Best Company Promoting Sports” award, giving us another reason to cheer. The FICCI accolade is a huge recognition of Slum Soccer's efforts and is a big motivation for us to build further on the work that we have done for society and football in India.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team.]

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Mohak Sharma

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 23:00