The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized its 4th edition of the CII Soccer Festival on December 10-11, 2016, at the Commonwealth Games Sports Village, New Delhi, to create awareness, connect and involve the key influencers for football within the Indian Corporate world. A football tournament among various corporates was also organized as part of a myriad of activities.
The event was inaugurated by renowned cricketer of yesteryears, Ajay Jadeja, and Indian television host, Manish Paul, of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa fame. During the stellar inauguration, Mr, Jadeja spoke briefly about the state of Indian football, and ways in which we can encourage the youth of today to have a positive attitude towards the sport.
The event saw participation from 32 teams from various companies and firms in the men’s category, with 5 persons a side. S.S. Rana & Co., also participated in the grand event and qualified to the semi-finals in the Challenger cup category.
In the girls’ category, there was an unprecedented participation from 16 teams across companies and colleges, in which 2 teams from S.S Rana & Co. participated, 1 of which reached till the semi-finals stage. Kudos to the girls and boys for the successful tournament.