Mumbai, January 09, 2024.

IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and non-profit organisation Meer Foundation have started a football training programme in West Bengal to empower 50 girls from tribal and rural backgrounds.

Through this initiative, they aim to unearth hidden talents among young women in the region, providing them with opportunities to pursue a professional career in football.

Meer Foundation and KKR, owned by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, have teamed up with Shreeja India, an NGO based in Kolkata, to run the programme which targets first-generation learning (FGL) girls (age group 10–20 years) in Rajnagar Block, Birbhum district in West Bengal.