The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, today met the Indian U-17 national team that participated in the recently concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.
During the interaction, the players talked about the experience and exposure that they gained during the FIFA U-17 World Cup, both on and off the field.
The Prime Minister encouraged the players to not feel disappointed with the outcome of the tournament, but to treat it as a learning opportunity. He said competing with enthusiasm and spirit is the first step to success.
The Prime Minister said India can achieve a lot in football. He also mentioned that sports helps in developing personality, building confidence, and in overall development.
Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, was present on the occasion.
(Press Information Bureau, Government of India)