There was a period, when the development of India football was in a stalemate condition. Youth development was very necessary at that time, to bring back the lost pride and the glory of Indian football. At that time, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club showed the light by setting up its own residential academy in Durgapur on 20th July, 2002, with the main objective of Spotting and grooming the youth society. To commemorate the day (20th July), we conduct a Football Festo involving the rural society of Durgapur and its adjacent. Schools belonging to different rural areas of Durgapur Sub-Division are invited to play a 7 side tournament each year, which basically involves students of class V & VI. Thus we promote football in the rural and under developed areas through youth development. The day is celebrated with great zeal and vigor. Delegates from all over India as well as the executive members of Mohun Bagan Athletic Club visits and enlightens us on various aspects on that particular day. This very day happens to be the birthday of our very own CA. Anjan kr. Mitra (General Secretary, Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy & Hon. General Secretary, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club). We celebrate it with a cake cutting ceremony followed by a gala lunch. We also organize a friendly match between the Mohun Bagan SAIL football Academy & Mohun Bagan A.C, which basically involves the officials and executive member of both.