IAS support changed the life of local runnerFebruary 19, 2019
22-year old Batsrang Agitok Sangma a talented long distance runner of Tebronggre village in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya is backed by IAS Swapnil Tembe so that he can fulfill his dreams and win the medals for India. Batsrang father is a farmer, he did his schooling from local village school and know he is at Durama College in Tura in the West Garo Hills. He 1st show his talent in 2016 August at freedom run organised by the Tura Runners Club. He was facilitated and won many medals in local events. He is planning to become a professional runner and represent India in both Half Marathon and possibly the full Marathon.
Swapnil, former Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Dadenggre in West Garo Hills took note of his talents as a marathon runner. He started helping Batsrang by generating money by crowdfunding campaign on Milaap and by taking Batsrang’s case with institutions like the Sports Authority of India and other government authorities.