The 1st ONGC Himachal Pradesh Youth Football Festival started at Nahan. President, Himachal Pradesh Football Association Sanjeev Katwal presided over the opening ceremony. He thanked all the teams for participating in this event and assured that the standard of the game will improve in the state.

Katwal encouraged the kids to come forward and take active part in sports, taking example of Himachal lad, Vijay Kumar, who won Silver in the London Olympics. He added that the Himachal Pradesh Football Association is working tirelessly to bring the state into the football map of the country.