The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today released commemorative postage stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Speaking on the occasion, he said sports brings about a spirit of amity and belongingness among nations of the world. May the FIFA World Cup become a bridge for connecting nations together, he said.
Stating that India is preparing to host the under-17 FIFA World Cup, the Prime Minister said India had a glorious history in football, and it was at one time a prominent sport across the country. He urged the Department of Posts to also develop a website on the history of Indian football.
The function was attended by several prominent sporting icons including K. Malleswari, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sunil Chhetri, Sushil Kumar, Ajit Pal Singh, Chunni Goswami, Subrat Bhattacharya, and Kirti Azad. Shri Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation, and Shri Anurag Thakur were also present on the occasion. Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal also spoke on the occasion.
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FIFA World Cup 2014
Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad
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