Kerala Blasters players join hands with schools kids to support PM's ‘Clean India Mission’
Kerala Blasters FC win the hearts of fans not only on the field but off field too by supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India Mission’. The Kerala Blasters football team has established a strong local connect with fans in Kerala. For a state that boasts of a passionate following for football, it was a defining moment when the Hero Indian Super League awarded the Kerala franchise to Sachin Tendulkar and Prasad V Potluri.
Kochi has worked out very well as a home base for Kerala Blasters. Solid support from the fans (over two lakhs pouring into the stadium for the first four home matches) at home has ensured that the team in yellow has maintained a clean record at home. With a record attendance touching 60,000 for the much anticipated match with traditional rivals Atlético de Kolkata, there has been a groundswell of support for the Kerala Blasters and tickets are fast selling out for the match against Chennayin FC on November 30.
To meet this unprecedented demand, the box office counter at the stadium will be open three days before the match from Thursday, November 27. This will give fans an opportunity to pick up the best seats in the stadium and avoid the disappointment of missing out on the action.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the ‘Clean India Movement' which has taken our country by storm. Many Indian celebrities have also joined the movement by coming forward to support the great cause. At the statuesque Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium a few school kids have taken it upon themselves to be a part of the movement by pitching in and quietly cleaning their stands post the match.
A few players of the Kerala Blasters team spotted the post-match cleaning session and they decided to encourage these kids by actually taking time off from their schedule and helping the children clean the stands.
“I was really touched by these young kids trying to do their bit for the sport we love. Usually we see the stands in shambles post the match. It was refreshing to see the future of India trying to bring a change and supporting this national cause. I have read about this initiative and KBFC are happy to support this initiative and are witnessing the action towards the success of this cause.” said David James.
Post the last home game, KBFC players and 50 school kids got together to spread the slogan of ‘Swach Bharath Swasth Bharath’ by cleaning the stadium together to encourage spectators to not dirty the stands and to clean it up themselves.