Meghalaya Golf Promoters' Society formed
SHILLONG, Mar 15: Meghalaya Golf Promoters’ Society (MGPS) has been formed with the main goal of developing & promoting golf in Meghalaya and save the game from dying. The committee consists of Gaurav Bajaj – President,Daniel Surong Jyrwa – Vice President, Batkupar J Synrem – Secretary, Jothan Iawphniaw – Treasurer and Jake S Majaw, Deepak David and Anjali Muktieh as founder members.The immediate plan of MGPS is to start a golf academy and promote golf in schools,college. Awareness programmes for protecting the golf course will also start soon.
The first ever North East Regiol Golf Symposium was organised by the Indian Golf Industry Association (IGIA) with support from Meghalaya Golf Promoters’ Society (MGPS). The symposium was graced by Minister for Health , IT & Family Welfare etc.– AL Hek as the Chief Guest. Member of Parliament Vincent Pala was also present at the symposium.
There were presentations on golf course maintaince, irrigation, machinery, fertilizers, redevelopment and renovation of golf courses.The symposium had a participation of about 55 delegates including Directors of Shillong Club Ltd. ,delegates from State Tourism Department, Manipur Golf Association, REPTA- rangi, local hoteliers , airforce,101 area apart from the local golfers.There were presentations on boosting golf tourism also in the State. IGIA was represented by Rakesh Sharma, Sunil Khan, Sunil Verma, Vinod Goyal and the golf veteran – PK Bhattacharyya (former Secretary – Indian Golf Union).
The Indian Golf Industry Association (IGIA) is a promotiol body formed by Golf Industry Groups as a non-profit organization under the Societies Registration Act 1860. The main objective of the Association is to provide a forum to co-ordite all key sectors of golf industry to grow, develop and promote the game of golf through their respective involvement. Assist to build and promote the Indian golf industry by supporting the activities and aims of the Indian Golf Union, the Government of India Tourism Authority and other golf related groups. The Association is responsible to provide advice to the Government on industry wise issues without interfering individual members’ relationship with specific Government agencies. Their goal is to look after the interest of all members and to strengthen the individual position of each member. This is stated in a release.