Football in Delhi An In-Depth Review
Football is an exciting sport. It is. And it has a long history as well. Although Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is considered to be the home of Indian Football, it is popular in many other states, such as Delhi, Goa, and Manipur. And if we talk about the sport from the global point-of-view, it is much more popular than any other sport in the world. FIFA is the controlling body of the Global Soccer sport. In India, the sport was quite a success until 1970s, when it qualified for the Olympics. The Team had also won gold medals in the sport at the 1951 and 1962 Asian Games and then, finished fourth at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. Great! Now it's not that easy to win Gold medals, you need to put into a lot of hard work and dedication for the sport.
Football in Delhi was quite impressive and people still remember the dribbling skills of Chuni Goswami, Balaram and Sukumar Samajpati. And who can forget the powerful shooting of Ashim Moulick and Subhas Bhowmik. And how great midfielders were Ram Bahadur and P.Sinha! So, it was a galaxy of brilliant footballers and Delhi-ites cherished them all.
Today Football in Delhi is seeing new and better initiatives. Almost all schools play and participate in Football games. And initiatives like Conscient Football by the Conscient Group are helping the sport shine once again. Conscient Football is an excellent initiative which is dedicated to raise the bar in Football programming at the grassroots level by reaching out to children across Delhi NCR and then, nurture them with an aim to put forth the best football players in the country.
Although scores of young people in India claim to be ardent viewers of European Soccer, things become not-so-interesting when it comes to Indian football events. And this calls for quick and effective action plans. New and better initiatives should be taken by concerned authorities to best equip the football club in Delhi. Financial crisis is another major factor that discourages the new talent to enter and make a career out of Football. Coming back to Football in Delhi, initiatives like Conscient Football are sure to glorify the sport once again in Delhi/NCR.
Conscient Football is a grassroots development initiative undertaken by the Conscient Group with the Heritage Schools network in Delhi NCR. It aims to improve and raise the bar in Football in Delhi.