GSFA felicitates AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey
Chaubey thanks Parimal Nathwani for nominating him from Gujarat
AIFF aims to reach 18 lakh students to create a pool for future of football: Chaubey
Gujarat State Football Association (GSFA) felicitated newly elected president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) Shri Kalyan Chaubey at Ahmedabad today. On this occasion along with Hon Treasurer of AIFF Shri Kipa Ajay and President of GSFA Shri Parimal Nathwani, office bearers of GSFA and president of district football associations affiliated with GSFA remained present. Incidentally, Shri Kalyan Chaubey’s nomination as AIFF President was proposed by GSFA.
While addressing the gathering, Shri Kalyan Chaubey expressed his gratitude towards Shri Parimal Nathwani and GSFA for nominating him from Gujarat in presidential election of AIFF. “For the first time in 85 years of the history of AIFF, a person who has played football has been elected as the president. This has become possible only as Shri Parimal Nathwani gave me a chance to serve Indian Football by nominating me from Gujarat,” said Chaubey.
He also reiterated his commitment for growth of football in India and take Indian football to next level. “We have charted out a roadmap for growth of football in India. We will reach out to students in around 18,000 schools with football grounds and create a pool of around 18 lakh students, who will acquire basic skills of football. Out of these students, we will get good players after five-ten years, who can represent India at international level,” he said. He said that till now India used to participate in the games, but now onwards India will participate to win.
Shri Kalyan Chaubey also said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah are also committed for development of Football in India, and they want India to progress in the game as it has achieved accolades in science, technology, and other fields.
Shri Mulrajsinh Chudasma, General Secretary of GSFA, has been appointed as the chairman of the committee at AIFF for talent scouting and development of football at grassroot level. In addition, GSFA vice president Shri Jignesh Paatil has been made Chairman of Beach Soccer Committee of AIFF and GSFA treasurer Shri Mayank Buch has been appointed member in AIFF finance committee.
On this occasion, Vice President of GSFA Shri Hanif Ginwala, Vice President of GSFA Shri Jignesh Patil, former president of GSFA Shri Hardevsinh Jadeja, General Secretary of Kerala State Football Association Shri Anil Prabhakaran, President of Haryana Football Association Shri Suraj Pal ‘Amu’ and other dignitaries remained present. Shri Kalyan Chaubey and Shri Kipa were felicitated by different district football associations affiliated with GSFA. General Secretary of GSFA Shri Mulrajsinh Chudasma conducted the event, while treasurer of GSFA Shri Mayank Buch presented vote of thanks.
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Ahmedabad /29 September 2022