Shillong, March 31: For his active contribution to the game of football in the State, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma was on Saturday felicitated by Meghalaya Football Association (MFA).
Lauding the CMâ€™s â€œinterest and active support in the promotion of sports in the State by virtue of physical evidences at the groundâ€, MFA secretary Larsing Sawyan explained that the gesture was a token of appreciation from MFA to the CM for his benevolence and far sightedness.
On his part, the CM said it was but the governmentâ€™s duty to ensure that young people â€œactively participate in sportsâ€ while acknowledging the â€œimmense talent available in the State.â€
Pointing out to the newly laid astro-turf in the JN Stadium on which the game was being played, he Sangma assured that the synthetic track would soon be completed and that â€œfloodlights too would be soon installed so that day-night games can be played in the Stadium.â€
While highlighting the proposed artificial turf grounds at Tura and Jowai, he clandestinely hinted at the possibility of Shillong having more astro â€“ turf pitches by saying â€œWho knows maybe a few more would come up in Shillongâ€.