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Oorja -CAPF Football Talent Hunt Tournament 2017

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SSB Lucknow Organizing Uttar Pradesh “OORJA-CAPFs Youth Under 19 Talent Hunt Football Tournament-2017” from 2nd  to 7th May 2017 in Lucknow to select the team of Uttar Pradesh


            Lucknow : 30th April2017:  The curtain raiser function has been organized by Sashastra Seema Bal, Lucknow Frontier at SSB Hqr today. The IG SSB Sh. Alok Sharma, IPS  honored  5 Arjun Awardees Shri.Rajnish Mishra, Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist, Sri.Ranvir Singh, Volleyball Player , Smt.Swati Singh, Weight Lifting Bronze Medal (Common wealth Games & Padamshree), Sri.Gulab Chand, Athlete, Shri Vijay Singh Chauhan, Athlete Olympic in a colorful function. Beside that Kumari Priyanshi Srivastava, Young Talented Singer of Lucknow (Finalist of Voice of India Kids & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champ) felicitated by Sh.Alok Sharma,IPS, IG,SSB, who has declared her as Brand Ambassador of UP Oorja-CAPFs Football Tournament.

            Sh.Alok Sharma (Chairman, Organizing Committee UP), Shri.D.S.Chauhan, Secreatary (UP Organizing Committee) and all guests on Dias unveiled the Winning Trophy and Players Tshirt on this occasion. Speaking on this occasion Shri Alok Sharma explained about the conduct of 3 tire tournament upto National level & selection procedure of U.P. Team of SSB to play further matches.  

SSB Lucknow Frontier has been given responsibility to choose the UP State Team of boys and girls to play up to the National Level before starting of FIFA under 17 World Cup - India. The Opening of football tournament will be held on 2nd May 2017 at 0900 Hrs at K.D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow and Closing function to be held on 7th May 2017 at 1700 hrs in K.D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow. The venue of these football tournaments will be held in Police Line Ground Lucknow as well as K. D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow. All School children and general public are invited to watch & enjoy the football matches which will encourage the young footballers of our country. 

The second phase football tournament for UP Team will be held at Jammu in J&K w.e.f. 8th June to 25th June,2017 and the final 3rd phase will be held in Delhi w.e.f. 8th -25th July,2017. The SSB and CRPF will be the joint organizers of the 3rd phase of Final Tournament in Delhi.


Main objectives of Oorja CAPFs – 2017 Youth under 19 Talent Hunt  Football Tournament “ Mission XI Million”.

·         "Mission 11 million" has been initiated to make crazy about the beautiful game of football.

·         To create favor for football among the youth of India.

·         To select promising players to represent our country in Asian Championship  

·         To recruit young emerging players in CAPFs.


Oorja-CAPFs, Youth under 19 Football Talent Hunt tournament is the call of Prime Minister in which he call for the support of not only children but their parents also to encourage boys and girls to play football and develop both skill and fitness. Keeping in view the appeal of Prime Minister, the tournament is proposed to be hosted by Central Armed Police Forces prior to FIFA World Cup 2017 under 17 in October 2017. The Prime Minister has opined that the successful hosting of FIFA under 17 World Cup 2017 alone cannot be the final objective. Mass moment is required to be initiated with an objective to give opportunity to every child of the Country to play football.


During the Oorja-CAPFs- 2017 football tournament 12672 young footballers will play more than 1152 matches in the next 3 months across the country in all states, when the Oorja-CAPFs under 19 football Talent hunt kick off across the country in May 2017. The amount of total prize money is Rs. 30 lacs prize, which will be held in 3 phases and it will culminate with the final in Delhi on July 25th 2017.

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