GUWAHATI, July 23 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally launched the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) kicking off nation�s largest multi-city, multi-sports school and college sports competition in New Delhi today, stated a release issued here.
With the official launch, Reliance Foundation will invest in building a culture of sports in schools and colleges to unearth the vast and untapped talent in our education system. RFYS will promote and inculcate multi-discipline sports avenues among the youths of India.
As part of the digital launch of RFYS initiative, the Prime Minister along with Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation and Vijay Goel, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports were connected from New Delhi through live broadcast, simultaneously to eight sports grounds at Kochi, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Pune. The PM interacted with the school children and watched the RFYS football friendlies played among schools to mark the launch of this initiative.
The RFYS has set up a six member advisory board consisting of educationalists and leading sports personalities to guide the thinking and expansion for this initiative.
The advisory board consists of: Nita Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, Sachin Tendulkar, cricketing legend, professor Dipak Jain, eminent educationalist, ace tennis player Leander Paes, Saina Nehwal, India�s top badminton player and Ranbir Kapoor, co-owner Mumbai City FC (adjudged best grassroots initiatives for 2nd consecutive year).