PANAJI: Boche (Dr. Boby Chemmanur), Chairman and Managing Director of Boby Group and 812 Km Run Unique World Record and Guinness Record Holder for World Peace has embarked on his journey to Qatar World Cup with a golden statue of his soul mate- Diego Maradona, commemorating his ‘Hand of God’ goal. Football legend Diego Maradona’s golden statue will be presented in the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 by Boche. The statue which arrived in Goa today was flagged off from Miramar by Mr. Rohit Monserrate – Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panaji and Boche.
The event which is organized by Boche & Maradona Fans Charitable Trust started from Thiruvananthapuram where the Public Works Department & Tourism Minister of Kerala P.A. Muhammad Riyas flagged off the event. People from different walks of life like students, sports enthusiasts, police and excise officers and the general public participated in this journey by reciting pledge and scoring goals against drugs. Now Boche and his team has reached the state of Goa after successfully completing the journey in the state of Kerala and Karnataka.
On this journey, Boche carries his soulmate Maradona’s message of ‘FOOTBALL ADDICTION AGAINST DRUG ADDICTION’ by visiting selected colleges to mobilize students against drugs. The team will travel through various centres in Goa and reach Mumbai and finally travel to Qatar by air. Maradona’s statue will be displayed in front of the major stadium in Qatar and then handed over to a prominent museum in Qatar. When Boche had presented a golden football to Maradona he had expressed his desire to Boche to have a perfect full-sized golden statue of him scoring “Hand of God” goal. But Boche could not do so during that time and was adamant on fulfilling his wish. This wish inspired Boche to travel to watch the Qatar World Cup matches with Maradona’s Hand of God goal statue made of gold.
Maradona also had shared that he was a victim of drugs & he suffered a lot.
Later he relieved and transformed himself and it was his wish to spread the message of “Football addiction against drug addiction” through Boche & Maradona Fans Charitable Trust. As part of the campus campaign, we encourage the students to take part in the ’10 crore goal kicks’ event, which aims to support Maradona’s message.
Along with that, everyone will take a firm oath against drug addiction and work together to make India a part of the next World Cup Football. Like every football lover in India, Boche is also waiting for the day when India participates in FIFA World Cup football. When Maradona was informed about this, he promised to provide the services of international coaches in collaboration with AFAFTI (Argentina Football Academy Football Technology Institute) to fulfil Boche’s wish. As part of this, Boche is planning a project in collaboration with AFAFTI to mould the best footballers in India.