AIFF Media Team
New Delhi: The last date of participating in the E-Pathshala, the unique joint-initiative taken up by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), is November 15, 2020.
Around 15,000-odd children including more than 1,000 girls have already participated in this mega project. This is a platform where children are being encouraged to upload football drill videos, sketches, paintings etc.
After a thorough evaluation, the best ones will be awarded exciting football merchandise, balls, jerseys and many more, whereas everyone will be provided with a participation certificate.
The Web portal link for the same stays http://saiaiffepathshala.in/
Mr. Isac Doru, Technical Director, AIFF congratulated everyone who has already enrolled in the programme, which he believes is a "positive initiative" to offer a "solution at the individual level."
"The E-Pathshala programme is a very positive initiative from SAI and AIFF to offer a solution at the individual level for physical activities. The participation ratio is very important and we have accomplished our plan successfully," stated Mr. Doru.
"Moreover, we are targeting to build up a workable partnership between SAI and AIFF. I would like to congratulate all the staff, teachers and players who have already enrolled in this programme," he added.
Mr. Savio Medeira, Head of Coach Education, AIFF, shared that SAI and AIFF are contemplating a continuation of this project in future. He further mentioned that this online platform will turn them into "more confident" individuals in future.
"The response that we have received for this programme is very encouraging. This online platform initiated by SAI & AIFF gives a lot of opportunities to students to showcase their talent on this big platform which, in turn, will make them more confident to face challenges in their future adult life." Meanwhile, with close to 3,000 registrations so far, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of registrations from a single state across the country.