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Help us build a world class training facility for Football in NCR
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    Shri Girish Chand Memorial Foundation
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Shri Girish Chand Memorial Foundation

    from New Delhi, Delhi

80G tax benefits for INR donations


We are a small foundation run by a team of passionate football lovers. Time and again, over the past years, we've had various conversations similar to, "India does not appreciate football", "Football ka kuch nahi ho sakta", "I will never let my kid play football professionally", "There is no scope for football in India", "Cricketer banaunga apne bache ko" on virtually every table we have joined.

For the past 1 year, we have been assembling talent from NCR, Agra, Chandigarh and getting a team together to play various leagues. We did this to assess the depth of talent around our region and to check whether if its true that "India does not breed quality footballers", another one of our conversations at another time with someone. We have come to realise that not only does India breed great talent for the game but also that the talent pool in numbers is huge. What is lacking is a non profitable platform to give air to these little wings because all profitable platforms are far too expensive for such players and the return on their investment in Football in our country is abysmal.

A talented player who plays senior division football at a Delhi Club fetches a mere Rs. 4000/- per month to play at that level. A coach who fetches something in between Rs. 15000-20000 per month and with no infrastructure for equipment, ends up training a talented squad with only guts and no glory. Its a job that no one is willing to do in the coming future.

For years, collectively, we have defeated our own footballers at the game without even stepping on the field. Lack of infrastructure is one thing but lately the return in the game has become so dis-heartening for the players and organisers together, that we fear it will be the lack of intent from talented people that will render football in India, sterile for the future.

Our endeavor is to bring energy and vigor to this game socially. We have made it our mission to promote the game at the grassroots and at semi-professional levels and step by step produce and promote talent upto the professional level. We sought help from all of you to help us build a facility which can be a stepping stone towards this dream.

In the past 1 year, we have had the pleasure to see some great talent through. Players who have made it to teams like Delhi Dynamos and have entered I league Division 2 and also some rockstars who have represented Delhi for the Santosh Trophy, are some examples but the dream is to make it bigger. We eye the FIFA World Cup 2026. If India can qualify with even one of our lads, we will consider it a dream fulfilled but everything begins with preparation and preparation needs support.

We have just started our journey and all contributions to our foundation can attract deductions under section 80G of Income Tax Act of India which is equivalent to 50% of the value contributed.

We hope you will look out for us and help us and India reach our GOALS!

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