By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, July16: The 3rd Pulin Das Memorial Lecture was held at a city hotel in today. The lecture was organised by Assam Sports Journalists Association.
Chairman of Development Committee and Vice President of All India Football Federation Larsing Ming Sawyan delivered the lecture on the Contributions of the Northeast in Growth of Football in India.
Sawyan, in his lecture, gave stressed on the need for grassroots development for the improvement of the game in the country of 1.2 billion. He said the new concept of baby league, a miniature form of football meant for the age group of six to 12 years, will soon be introduced to attract the kids in this game.
“Since it hardly involves huge infrastructure or a lot of expenditure on organising, it can be organised by anyone and any where. The concept is like that of galli cricket. It can be played even on basketball turfs, futsal turf or any small open space because it involves only five players on each side.” Ming said.