December 24, 2014
Atletico de Kolkata`s victory will inspire youngsters to play football: WB CM
WB Government, along with Kolkata Municipal Corporation felicitated team Atletico de Kolkata today at Netaji Indoor Stadium. She said it was her dream to see Kolkata host the World Cup Football in future.
At a gala event, WB CM presented the team with a trophy. A galaxy of stars, sportspersons and a sea of humanity was witness to the felicitation of Atletico de Kolkata.
Highlights of WB CM’s speech:
- I welcome all the delegates and guests present here today. We are missing Sourav today.
- My best wishes to the youth and sports lovers in Bengal.
- We convey our best wishes to all the eight teams and organisers of ISL. We won the battle but they played well.
- I am happy to announce we are ready to handover Rabindra Sarovar to AIFF. We have beautified the area around Rabindra Sarovar.
- Let us prepare the infrastructure for the World Cup Under 17 Tournament from now.We are ready to give land in Rajarhat to build a football stadium of international standards.
- It is my dream to see World Cup Football being held in Kolkata.
- Sob khelar sera, Banglar ei football. We have to groom budding sportspersons.
- We convey our best wishes to those who are trying to popularise football at grassroots level.
- We love Kolkata. We are proud of you Team Kolkata. Thank you so much.
- This victory will inspire many youngsters to play football.
- Wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.