Saturday, 14 February 2009

Barcelona president visits India

Barcelona president Joan Laporta and a delegation from the club travelled to India this week. On Thursday, Laporta inaugurated a XICS centre in Bathalapalli, the first one of this solidarity centres, an international project supported by Barcelona, in Asia (read more here). Yesterday, Laporta laid the first stone of the second XICS centre in the town of Atmakur (read more here).

During his stay in India, Laporta talked with two of the country's main newspapers:
The Times of India ("It's our contribution to the social integration of some of the most disadvantaged children. We're using football as a tool to better the lives of the less fortunate"
) and The Hindu ("Typical of our fiercely independent Catalonian psyche, we don’t speculate but ensure ball control").













10 comments:

Venkat Rasagna said...

I have missed a great opportunity to meet the president of the club of my life .. oh no ..

harees said...

me too

noubarca said...

i expect more comments from sash, harsh and co, they talk about India for 15mins on the average each time we are in the chat room. Good for u lot.. jst dont "bore" me wiv it tonight...lol... catch u guys 2nite

Harshawardhan said...

we SHALL bore you again nou!
this is amazing man.. i wonder if the food here suited laporta... its very hot and spicy..
in som pics Laporta looks like some poltician for the local elections lol!

Brambo said...

This is jusgt another reason why I love Barca! I think it is great that tre slogan mes que un club really means a lot. I am proud to be part of such a sociable team

Koyya said...

Being from that from AP i missed a great opportunity :(
Great work Barcelona :)
Its truly more than a club.

sashi said...

OMFG... i slept the whole day n dint check this news... Laporta in India???? huh huh... :( had i knew this, i would've gone to Maharashtra n told him tat Barca fans are all over the world... n also to sign Ribery n Lahm... ;) Man... I sooo very love this club...

Snyde said...

Guys which airport did he land in Delhi or Bombay? If it was Delhi I couldve met him but I was damn lazy and sleeping all afternoon. :D

kamikaze kontiki said...

Atamkur is 30 km from Anantpur and 4 hrs from Bangalore. Laporta left from Bangalore according to the Barca official website.

Albert said...

Thank you barca.

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