The FIFA under 17 Football World Cup is being held in India in October 2017. The Central government has initiated Mission XI million to promote football in schools across India. As part of this initiative the Government of Maharashtra has launched the MAHARASHTRA MISSION 1 MILLION by which it will promote this sport in Maharashtra by distributing sporting equipments, organising tournaments and maintaining a regular follow up with the schools. This programme will be an ongoing one with the objective of making India a premier soccer playing country.

St Xavier’s High School Fort under the stewardship of Principal Ms Jennifer Dias, ably supported by Sports Director Bro. Bruno D’souza and Sports Instructors Mr. Dilip Coriea and Mr. Amit, is a leading light of this Mission.

The Honourable Education Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Vinod Tawde visited the school today to get a hands on feeling of the preparedness of the school boys for the events which kick off tomorrow, to witness the practice games and being a football player himself, to play with the boys.

I was privileged and honoured to be invited by The Principal to be present at school during the Minister’s visit.

Posting pictures of this event


Shabbir T. Beguwala


Xavier’s School Alumni Association