Since then itself, it was very apparent that his talent and industry are unprecedented in the region. District administration also pitched in to recognize and reward this talented youngster. He was felicitated by Honorable CM of Meghalaya on the last Republic Day held at Tura. From the support received from several corners including Tura Runners Club, he has been managing to travel to several cities for participating in marathons.
I gladly share that he recently won first prize in Guwahati Half Marathon and third prize in Kolkata full marathon. He comes from a very humble background and has no resources to pursue his desire to be a professional marathoner. He wants to participate in several prominent marathons across India but is facing issues on the financing side as he can not afford to travel to this cities. He is only 22 years now and can definitely reach the sky given a little support comes his way.
There have been several locals who have been helping him in his quest but it's not enough. Let's all come together, to contribute whatever little we can, so that one talented youngster can achieve his dream.....
A humble request. Especially to all sports enthusiast.
Swapnil Tembe, IAS
East Garo HIlls, Meghalaya.