Shillong: Lambor Malngiang, MLA & MDC and Chairman, Meghalaya State Planning Board Tuesday laid the foundation stone for Providing and Installation of Synthetic Football Turf at Madan Centre, Kharbuli, Nongkrem.
Speaking on the occasion Malngiang stated that the laying of the foundation stone for the Synthetic Football Turf is the realization of a long awaited dream of the people. He stated that Sports and Games is not a mere medium to stay fit and healthy but it has become an opportunity for the youth to make a career.
Talent and hard work is a must for athletes to be successful but these alone cannot suffice in order to compete nationally or internationally, proper infrastructure should also be provided in order to produce national and international champions, he added.
Malngiang exhorted the people to work together with the sports department which will go a long way in building the capacity of the youth. He also encouraged the youth of the village to come forward and take advantage of the infrastructure provided to them and to showcase their talents in the field of Football.
Others who were present include B. Syiem, Chief Engineer, State Sports Council, Meghalaya, members of the Nongkrem Dorbar Pyllun, members of the Nongkrem Sports Club among others.