by Akhil Abraham
MUMBAI, AUG 26, 2016: Bosco Boys Home, Borivli in collaboration with Abhi Foundation, an organisation run by Mir Ranjan Negi - former Indian hockey player - began special football and hockey coaching on August 23, at the Don Bosco School ground Borivli.
Thirty- six boys from Bosco Boys Home benefited from the coaching. The event began with an opening ceremony organised by Negi and coach Ibrahim Mulla. Father William Falcao, rector of Don Bosco Borivli and Father Solomon Rapol, rector of Bosco Boys Home, were among the guests present for the occasion.
Negi began with the history of Abhi foundation and its inception. "This foundation," he said, " Is named after my son, Abhi Ranjan Negi who passed away some years ago in a serious road accident." In his memory, Negi decided to open a sports organisation which would cater to all the poor boys who wish to excel in sports.
Father Rapol lit a candle and Father Falcao broke a coconut, declaring the initiative open. He then spoke on the importance of sports and how through sports one can discipline oneself for life.
In the Vote of Thanks, Father Rapol thanked Negi and his team for the initiative taken to coach the Bosco Boys and for the hardwork they will put in. He also thanked Mahanagar Gas Limited that has sponsored this cause.
The boys then began their first day of football coaching with coach Mulla leading the boys into warm up exercises and intense training. Coaching will take place from Monday to Thursday in the morning at 6:30 am.