To mark International Women’s Day, Prosocio Sports & Games Federation, along with AFA is going to organise ‘Women’s Football Day’ to showcase the role and contribution of women in sports in the state. Women from various fields, from eminent professionals to successful homemakers will participate in this unique tournament scheduled on Sunday evening (March 14).
Department of sports and youth services is also on board to celebrate this momentous occasion. This will be the first of its kind initiative to honour the contribution of women in sports in the state.
“Sportsis not only a medium for enhancing fitness but it is a medium to instill confidence and express freedom. It is a great experience to see women in the capital city of Bhubaneswar, coming together to play football in Kalinga Stadium with huge enthusiasm and interest. Let’s join with them to encourage and support the sisterhood of sportswomen spirit. I wish all the best for the women’s football tournament,” said state Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera.
Football and Woman the two are not seen together most often. That’s only a stereo type that we must break as a society. Such is the attempt of our organisation that has gathered women under various categories to play football to celebrate the sportswomanship which has not been promoted sufficiently in the country so far.
I wish all the ladies a safe and happy event and urge the public to come in large numbers to witness the magic, said ProSocio Sports and Games Federation Director Cini Mohanty.