SHILLONG, March 18: A resident of Seling, 40 kms away from capital city of Aizawl and a well known judoka of Mizoram, Lalnunpuia, is now in Shillong working in Assam Regimental Centre, Happy Valley Shillong.
Lalnunpuia had taken part in many National Judo Championships as well as in few international judo events. He bagged a gold medal in the Junior Nationals in the weight category of below 55 kgs in Bangalore in 2011 and represented India in Cuba in 2011 bagging bronze medal in the same weight category.
Lalnunpuia will take part in a few of the remaining 10 Days Free Demo cum Coaching Camp in Judo in the state in some districts so as to encourage youngsters to take up judo as regular sports.
Along with him Field Mission Kharsati from Happy Valley is also working in ARC Happy Valley. In boxing, Kharsati had taken part in Iran at the International Youth Boxing Championship where he brought bronze medal for the country in 2010. Kharsati also bagged a gold medal at the Indo – Sri Lanka Boxing Exchange 2013 in Bangalore.
This proves that through sports one can easily pursue a career in the armed forces if someone is serious and taking the games in the right spirit. Recently three judokas of Meghalaya were appointed in Meghalaya Police.