MUMBAI: With the aim of empowering marginalised sections of the society via sports, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), under the aegis of its CSR theme ‘Ek India Happywala’, sponsored the fourth consecutive edition of ‘SPN National Inclusion Cup 2020’ in association with the FIFA awarded charitable organisation ‘Slum Soccer’.
The national football tournament for underprivileged youth was kicked off today at the Miramar Beach, Goa where matches will be played from 28th February to 3rd March.
SPN said that it firmly believes that the youth are the torchbearers for a better future of the country. Sport is a perfect medium that transcends race, religion, language, and gender while simultaneously providing an equal platform and chance to further their dreams via a fair representation of their skills at national and international levels.
Out of 52 teams and 520 participants, the best performing 16 players, eight men, and 8 women will be selected to represent Team India to compete against 63 nations at the 18th edition of ‘The Homeless World Cup 2020’ in Finland in June.
The SPN National Inclusion Cup concept pioneered by Professor Vijay Barse promotes and encourages the development of sports at grassroots level by setting positive pathways for the youth and imparting life skills for community leadership.