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Shillong, Sept 10, 2018: 

Adding another feather to its ‘decorative’ cap, the Meghalaya Association of Kickboxing Organisations (MAKO) emerged as Champions of the 4th Northeast India Kickboxing Championship held in Shillong on September 8.

Around 221 players and 26 technical officials took part in the Championship. Assam Kicboxing Team (AKA) bagged the second place while Manipur Kick boxing team (KAM) took the third place.

Assam will organize the 5th Northeast Kickboxing Championship at Guwahati in 2019.

Coincidentally, MAKO also celebrated its foundation Day on this day where Meghalaya Tourism Minister, Metbah Lyngdoh was the chief guest.

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In his speech, Lyngdoh praised the efforts and steps taken by the leaders of the Northeast Association of Kickboxing Organizations (NEAKO) while also praising MAKO for organizing this Championship.

The Minister also promised to help NEAKO in their efforts to include Kickboxing in the Northeast Games to be held next year.

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Meanwhile, Biswajit Kakoti Secretary General of NEAKO requested Lyngdoh to help the organisation in this matter while also informing the gathering that Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal has ‘agreed’ to help NEAKO for the purpose.

The NEAKO also sought Lyngdoh’s help in this regard, particularly to ensure the inclusion of Kickboxing in the 2022 National Games to be held in Meghalaya.

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