Tajpur Sea-Beach in Bengal ready to host global stars of Beach-Soccer in November
Whenever we hear the word ‘Beach Soccer’, the first thing that comes in our mind is the beaches of Brazil and Latin America. Beach Soccer or ‘Beasal’ in India or South Asia is somewhat of an unknown entity.
But if we tell you that Tajpur, ‘The Crown of Bengal’ is going to host an International Beach Soccer Tournament which will attract global stars of the game and many international teams, that would surely raise your eyebrows!
But it’s not any story or rumour, it’s a fact that Bengal’s very own Tajpur Sea Beach near Digha is going to be the destination of Beach Soccer lovers of India and the world in the first week of November. Courtesy Beach Sports Association of Bengal.
LNTUP talked to the organizers of the Beach Soccer Premier League regarding this wonderful initiative taken by them in promoting this beautiful sport. The Treasurer of the Beach Sports Association said, “Our aim is to bring Beach Soccer to Bengal. Not only bringing but to popularise it as a mode of entertainment.”
“If we get success from this tournament then we(Beach Sports Association) will take initiative of organising other Beach Sports. This will not only promote the sports and attract the youth but would also do wonders for the tourism industry of West Bengal.”, Treasurer of Beach Sports Association voice surely seemed blended with confidence and optimism while talking about this unprecedented venture.
The organizers have made partnership with Copacabana Beach Soccer who are going to land some top International teams containing some of the world’s most renowned Beach Soccer players. 10 international teams have already given the nod of being a part of this tournament which includes teams from USA, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mauritius, Ghana, Panama, El Salvador etc.
But the prime attraction of the tournament is going to be East Bengal and Mohun Bagan teams which will be made up of the yesteryears superstars of the Kolkata giants.
The festival will occur from 3rd to 6th November at Tajpur. Besides the games there will be several other attractions. There will be cultural programmes, Journalists/Critics Debate, Stewardess’ Ramp Show on the Inauguration day. After an action-packed two days of some of the most scintillating display of Beasal, the festival will conclude with a grand-party!
The driving force behind this whole initiative is Mr. Madan Mitra, the former Sports and Youth Development Minister of the state of West Bengal. Mr. Mitra’s attachment to sports is something that’s not unknown to anyone. From helping budding sports-persons to organising big sporting events for the masses, his world encompasses it all.
Although he has preferred to remain behind the scenes amidst some political turmoils offlate, but it has not hindered him in taking this initiative of bringing Beach-Soccer to the people of Bengal and thus paving the path of promoting tourism in this part of the land by the dint of Beach-Sports.
So, mark the dates in your calendar and book the tickets. As the festive season gets over and winter prepares to set in, set sails for Tajpur to gift yourself four of the most colourful days of your life!