Kolkata, Jan 21 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): With an aim to provide school students a platform for displaying their sporting talent, ‘Kolkata School Games’, organised as a part of Himani Sardija Kolkata School Games 2011‘, was unveiled on Friday in the city.
“We want to uplift the school games once again which has produced several eminent sporting personalities in the past,” Apurba Saha, Founder & Chairman of Pailan Group — the organisers.
“KSG is a platform to attempt quality improvement in the school boys and girls in the fields of sports and games in Kolkata,” Gautam Mohan Chakraborty,Commissioner of Police, Kolkata said.
Footballer Jose Barreto said that events like Kolkata School Games are important and will produce positive results in the future.
“I believe that its specially important and the initiative like this is very positive. Very soon we will see the fruits of it. Ifeel that its not just cricket or football, every sports need to get properly highlighted,” Barreto said.
The event will feature nine different sporting events like athletics, football, badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.
The event will commence from Jan 22 and will continue till Jan 29.
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