Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally launched the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports initiative pan India
PRESS ELEASE RELIANCE FOUNDATIIN - 23.07.2016 : Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on Saturday (July 23, 2016) digitally launched the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports initiative pan India, kicking off nation’s largest multi-city, multi-sports school and college sports competition.
RFYS to launch with Football in 2016
For the inaugural year (2016-17 academic year), RFYS will have football competitions in these eight cities competing in four categories i.e. Junior Boys (Grade 7 - 10); Senior Boys (Grade 11 - 12); Senior Girls (Grade 11– 12) and College Boys (Graduate institutes).
In first year of its launch, over 2 million youths will be reached through 2000 school and college institutes and 40,000 students expected to participate from these eight cities. Participating teams across categories will compete in city qualifiers beginning August 2016, followed by City Championships in October/November and finals to be played in January/February 2017.
By year 3 (2018-19) the competition is expected to be played in 32 plus cities and year 5 (2020-21), the RFYS will spread to over 50 cities.