Tribal women footballers receive support

EOI STORY EFFECT
Report by: 
Prashant Acharya
SILIGURI
15 May 2018

Various social organisations, institutions and individuals have come forward to support eleven tribal women footballer to build their carrier in sports and make India proud.
After the news published in EOIC on 14th May about the tribal women footballers Shakti Sharma, a social worker from Siliguri has taken initiative to provide eleven pairs of boots and shocks. Similarly Debayan Biswas and Tashi Bhutia, co-directors of Momo on Wheels, have decided to provide football uniforms for eleven footballers.
These eleven footballers including Coach Jamanti Oraon will also be felicitated on 5th June on the occasion of World environment day in a programme organised by Friends of Trees Forum, Mirik.
Amit Chhetri, principal of Rainbow High School, Panighatta also have assured to provide school bus for women footballers from Bagdogra to Mirik on a day trip for sight-seeing and also to attend the felicitation programme.
Local NGO Chenga Nari Sewa Samiti president Diwakari Chhetri said that she will provide breakfast and lunch for the women footballers on the felicitation day held in Mirik.
L B Dewan, President of Friends of Trees Forum said, “I feel proud to organise a programme where those eleven women footballers will be felicitated on the occasion of environment day. We have decided to plant more than one thousand saplings on that day by the guests and the footballers.
Sharma said, “After finding the news in The Echo of India, I immediately contacted with the coach and decided to support them.
Mr Biswas said, “We should encourage such players and motivate them with whatever support we can.