Shillong: A proud moment for Northeast India, as Riiohlang Dhar, a woman constable from Meghalaya has been selected in the elite list of FIFA International Referee from the country. She is among the four women referees selected from India. Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma took to Twitter to wish Dhar on her achievement. He wrote:
"Big congratulations to WC Riiohlang Dhar, 1st MLP, for qualifying as a #FIFA International Referee. She is among 4 #women selected from India. Wishing her good luck and many more
After the passing away of her parents, Dhar was on the verge of giving up on being a top women referee. But in 2014, she inspired herself to achieve her dream. Despite facing various difficulties, Dhar has always worked hard since then to reach her goal.
Dhar wants to continue with her association with the game, and train youth from her state who aspire to follow their dreams of becoming famous footballers someday.
Along with Dhar, Manipur's Ranjita Devi Tekcham is also selected in the list. The other two women referees selected from India are Barman Kanika and Uvena Fernandes.