Shillong, August, 29, 2020 (MMP): Meghalaya Government on the occasion of National Sports Day 2020 today honoured the sports persons of the state for their contribution in various sports disciplines. The sports personalities were honoured at programme organized Sports and Youth Affairs Department at Yojana Bhavan in the state Secretariat in Shillog. Meghalaya Sports Minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh gave the cash award of Rs. 10,000 to each to outstanding sports persons belonging to football, martial arts and athletics.
Talking to newsmen, the Sports Minister said that recognition of their talent and contribution is very crucial to propel the sportspersons forward in the competitive arena. He assured that the State government will always back them up whenever and wherever possible. Meanwhile, along with the sportspersons, the coaches were also felicitated. Coach of the Under 17 International Subroto Cup team which had won the finals in 2018 also expressed that recognition of sportsperson their talent and hard work is a very important component to help them excel. Sportsperson like Gladdy Nelcen Kharbuli and Wandashisha Mawblei were also in appreciation of the steps taken by the State government to help them grow. MMP