Aizawl, March 13: State Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd.) today launched Aizawl FC Football Stipend Scheme 2016. He on the occasion handed over the stipend to the beneficiaries. The Governor was witnessing I-League match between Aizawl FC and East Bengal at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Mualpui on the outskirts of Aizawl. He launched the Football Stipend Scheme during interval of the match.
The Governor lauded Aizawl FC for coming forward for the welfare of the youth and invited more contributors for promoting the Mizo youth in Football and other fields.
Explaining on the Stipend Scheme, Robert Romawia Royte, President of AFC, said that AFC football stipend scheme is just the beginning in the initiative for the progress of the youth in the State in football and education.
The first batch beneficiaries of AFC football Stipend 2016, who received the stipend today, were the players of AFC under15 team, who will play Under 15 I-League Final round in Goa from April 18 next.
NECS, Lalthara, Former Chief Secretary, Nagaland, Bishwajit Pathak, HDFC BANK and Prince Rufus, Jt. CEO, Aizawl FC, have contributed for the AFC Stipend.