All India Trinamool Congress Legislator from Rangsakona constituency, Zenith M Sangma on Wednesday slammed the NPP led MDA Government for discontinuing policies like District Sports Promotion Society with a yearly budget allocation of Rs. 5 crores which was meant for developing sporting facilities at the district level.

Sangma, who is the former sports Minister, highlighted the drastic failure of the state at the National games 2022.

In light of Meghalaya’s drastic failure at the National Games, 2022, Zenith Sangma said, “During my tenure as Sports Minister, we brought in policies like District Sports Promotion Society with a yearly budget allocation of Rs. 5 crores. It was allocated to build sports facilities like district sports clubs, instructors clubs, and many others. ”

According to the guidelines, in order to enhance the Development of Sports & Games at a faster rate at the grass root level and in order to ensure planning to benefit the sports persons from the grass root level and to supplement the efforts of the sports persons to increase their performance at the District, State and National Level Competitions, it is acutely felt to introduce a programme through which grass root level planning can be activated in line with the aspirations and dreams of the young sports persons hailing from different Block, Sub-Divisions and District Headquarters.

The District Sports Promotion Society (DSPS) will act as a catalyst in bridging the aspirations of the young sports persons to reach the National and International Competitions.

“However the scheme was unfortunately discontinued post-2018,” the legislator said.

Meghalaya TMC MLA from Rangsakona, Zenith M Sangma, was present at the MLA Cup Grand Finale, 2022 at Nokatgre, Rangsakona, West Garo Hills along with other Meghalaya TMC leaders.

After congratulating the players of the participating teams, the Chief Guest of the event, Zenith M Sangma commented, “Given a mandate, we will do our best to create opportunities for our sports-loving people by bringing in the best sports policy for our youth, which appears to be lacking these days.” Defeating the opponent Freedom FC, Garobadha Polling Station won the MLA Cup, 2022. A cultural programme was also arranged to lift the crowd’s spirits who turned up in huge numbers.

Along with Rangsakona MLA Zenith M Sangma, TMC West Garo Hills District Coordinator Safford N Sangma, Meghalaya TMC leader from Bajengdoba John Manner Marak, State Mahila Morcha General Secy Merilen Ch Marak, and other Meghalaya TMC leaders were present during the MLA Cup Grand Finale. Meghalaya TMC promises to bring more initiatives like this which spiritedly drives the youth in the coming days.


Meanwhile, Meghalaya TMC MLA from  Rangsakona Zenith Sangma also inaugurated solar light panel in Rangsakona.

Addressing the gathering, Sangma said, “Today, I am pleased to be present at the MLA Cup finale between Garobadha FC and Freedom FC. At this occasion, I am inaugurating a solar light in the ground. Under the MLA scheme, more solar light panels would be installed across the constituency starting with Nokhatgre village. This is a symbolic inauguration that ensues the following installation across Rangsakona.”

By Editor