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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020: Three Generations Of Indian Footballers Celebrate International Women's Day

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020: Three Generations Of Indian Footballers Celebrate International Women's Day
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020 Final is going to be held in Navi Mumbai.

Highlights

  1. 3 generations of Indian women footballers gathered in Goa
  2. Current and former India women's captain interacted with the U-17 squad
  3. India will host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020

In a unique moment in the history of Indian football, three generations of Indian women footballers gathered at the Benaulim Grounds in Goa on Sunday to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8. In an event organised by the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020, current and former players were seen inspiring the future. Former Indian Women's Team Captain and Padma Shri Bembem Devi, and current captain Ashalata Devi were amongst those who interacted with the India U-17 Women's squad and more than 100 girls from schools and NGOs around Goa.

Bembem Devi and Ashalata Devi too shared their experiences with the U-17 squad who are likely to be amongst the first Indian female players to take part in a FIFA Tournament, as well as with the other attendees.

"It is very heartening to see everyone out here today to celebrate International Women's Day and Indian women's football. It is clear today and very encouraging that the game has been on the rise since I started playing. I am sure that the whole nation will rally around and support the team in November when they take the field and they will then prove to be inspirations for the next set of kids who will choose to take up the game. The future definitely looks bright for women's football in the country," said Ashalata Devi.

One of the highlights of the day was to see Precious Dede, India's U-17 goalkeeping coach and four- time FIFA Women's World Cup participant with Nigeria, give a goalkeeping masterclass to the attending NGO and school children.

LOC Tournament Director Roma Khanna said, "With India hosting the FIFA U- 17 Women's World Cup later this year, we wanted the girls to get a glimpse of what it takes to be a professional footballer. It was great to see so many young faces on the football field, and you can see that they enjoyed themselves. I hope we have managed to inspire a few of them to take up football professionally. I would like to also take this occasion to also ask parents to encourage their children to take up football, they can go on and represent their country at a FIFA World Cup!"

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020 is going to be held in Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai.

The Tournament will kick off on November 2, and the final will be held on November 21.

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About The Campaign

NDTV in partnership with UBER is launching a sustained campaign 'Roshan Dilli'  to try and raise safety standards in India's capital, New Delhi.

Our focus is to try and improve lighting in public spaces in the city. Lighting is a key factor in shaping women's perceptions of safety

The initiative will provide a platform for all stakeholders to discuss our goal of improving safety standards, to start a conversation about safety of women in the country

It will also highlight various interventions and solutions that help to make women safe and put the spotlight on what more can be done.

The campaign will accentuate the need for Safety to be a shared responsibility

The need for gender sensitization and how law enforcement and civil society through checks and education can try and make women safer

We hope you will join us and help make New Delhi a safer city for women.

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