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Now, football training for poor girls in North Kolkata

Kolkata: Damini, a project of Kolkata Police and Shreeja India as a part of community policing where girls will be given coaching in football to build their self-confidence and bring them into the mainstream of life will start in north Kolkata soon.
This is for the first time when the city police has taken up such a project, where attempts will be made to develop confidence and personality of the girls coming from economically challenged background.
Goalz is a project of the city police where boys are given coaching in football and matches are regularly held as a part of community policing.
Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women, Child Development and Social Welfare department had inaugurated the camp at park Circus maidan some months ago.
Taking cue from the success of the Park Circus camp, the city police decided to open a similar coaching camp in north Kolkata. The camp is likely to be inaugurated on May 4.
The training will be provided by Shreeja India, an NGO set up by Shiv Shankar Dasgupta, an alumnus of Jadavpur University now settled in US. Shreeja India will provide the coaches and will do the necessary mentoring.
The Kolkata Police will select the ground. Shreeja India has been giving football coaching to some tribal girls in Birbhum for the past two years. The coaching has yielded good results as the girls have developed self confidence.
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