Meghalaya: Support pours in for Meghalaya’s blind footballer as he gears up for World Cup for the Blind, 2018


Tura, November 23, 2017: Support has begun pouring in for 24 year old Killing D Marak, a blind football player who has been representing India at the international level for the past year, with finance pouring in from quite a few quarters after news of situation came to light. Killing is a resident of Rongsepgre near Ampati in SWGH.

The young footballer had faced an uncertain future due the high costs of training and travel and had immediately needed Rs 50,000 to ensure he at least appeared for the final training match in December.

Killing, who is currently in Kerela with the Indian team, practicing, will be going through a final match in the month of December for one final preparatory match to be chosen for the squad for the upcoming World Cup for the Blind in 2018.

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The deputy commissioner of South West Garo Hills, CVD Diengdoh earlier this week met the parents of the footballer and is likely to hand over a cheque to the parents soon to help tide over costs of training and travel for the match scheduled to be held in Malaysia.

His parents were also provided financial assistance by the SWGH police team through the SP, Booby W Momin to add to what the DC is expected to give, with the money being given to the father of the footballer, Subhendro Sangma today.

"His dedication to his sport is exemplary and has inspired us to look to help him in his endeavours. We will seek more help for him and his family so that his life more of us to work with dedication at sports. He is a role model for all of us," said Silnang Marak, a member of Achik Youth Council, an NGO which has been helping the parents ensure their son keeps his dreams of representing India in a Football World Cup, alive.

The NGO along with members of the local unit of GSU will work on a campaign to fund the footballer further.

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