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Former Cop & Taekwondo star selected as Icon for PM Modi’s Fit India Campaign

SHILLONG | Aug 28, 2019:

A retired police officer and achiever of the Kiang Nangbah Award 2019, 64-yr-old Eugene K Marak has been selected as an Icon along with 27 others for the Fit India – Healthy India Campaign, a movement which will launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi tomorrow.

A dedicated and committed sportsman, Eugene is a 5 Dan Black Belt international Taekwondo player. He had represented the country in several international Taekwondo Championships and also officiated as a Referee in many international competitions including 12th South Asian Games 2016.

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The 64-yr-old Taekwondo player was born on October 30, 1955 in a small village in Kharkutta, North Garo Hills. He joined the Meghalaya police in 1986 as a Sub-Inspector and was promoted to the rank of Dy. SP in 2011. During his service, he received more than 60 awards for good work and retired from the service on October 31, 2013.

After his retirement, Marak gave his 100 percent to the sports and took part in many competitions. He is still imparting coaching to the budding talents of Meghalaya for the growth of sports in the country.

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In 2019, he was awarded the Kiang Nangbah Award (State Award) for Sports.

He is currently the Vice President of the Meghalaya Taekwondo Association.

Speaking to TNT-The Northeast Today over the phone, Marak said “I feel proud to be Meghalayan. I will continue to do what I want to do. I praise the Lord for this achievement and thank you everyone, my friends and family for their support and especially Meghalaya Taekwondo Association, Meghalaya Sports Dept and last but not the least, the Director Sports Authority of India who personally took special care of us. I don’t forget my Master Luthre Lohar who thought me Taekwondo and every basic properly, Thank you.”

Meghalaya’s Batsrang A Sangma bags 2nd position in IIT-G’s half marathon

SHILLONG | Aug 25, 2019:

A runner from Meghalaya, Batsrang A Sangma bagged the 2nd position in the 11th edition of the Guwahati Half Marathon organised by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) today.

Conrad meets Rijiju; seeks special financial aid for National Games 2022

NEW DELHI | Aug 21, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma accompanied by Health Minister AL Hek today called on Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju in Delhi.

World Record Holder from Shillong Winward Sangma to be felicitated on I-Day

SHILLONG | Aug 14, 2019:

World Record Holder and BMX rider from Meghalaya, Winward Sangma will be felicitated by the West Garo Hills district administration for creating two world records recently.

Govt is ready with blue print for hosting of National Games 2022, says Conrad

SHILLONG | Aug 02, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Friday informed that the State Government has already prepared the blue print for hosting of the National Games in 2022.

Shillong rider, Winward Sangma creates history with BMX

SHILLONG | June 16, 2019:

In a matter of pride for the entire state and the Northeast as a whole, a 20-yr-old BMX rider from Shillong, Winward Sangma has set a new world record with his BMX a freestyle bike by covering 565 km within 24 hrs. (longest distance covered by BMX).

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