Kolkata, November 16, 2014: Aircel a+ centre students got the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the most celebrated football stars of Atletico de Kolkata (ATK).
The aim of the event was to give the students living on the margins a chance to share their love of football with the players. Aircel a+ centre, an institution has been relentlessly working to bridge the digital divide in India by providing vocational trainings to underprivileged students.
As ATK readies for their next match in Kolkata on November 18, some of the iconic heroes from team like Jofre Mateu González, Fikru Teferra and Subhasish Roy Chowdhury met the young students and exchanged experiences from their life and tales of their passion for football.
Sanjeev Garg, Business Head, Kolkata & Rest of West Bengal, Aircel, said, “The students from Aircel a+ centres are highly dedicated and work tirelessly to have a better tomorrow. We’re confident that meeting their favourite players will not just add joy to their lives, but also inspire them with the take-aways from these players like building confidence, bringing discipline to work and perseverance.”
Elated by this event, one of the Aircel a+ students, Debanjan Dasgupta, said, “I could never imagine such a day in my life! I am a huge fan of ATK and this day feels like a dream come true. I don’t think I’ll get sleep for the next few days.”
This even not only brought a memorable day in the lives of the students, but also left them inspired by the world of sports – a step crucial for India’s sporting landscape as the country is on a pursuit of nurturing sporting talent.