Former Shillong Lajong FC player K. Laldingliana from Assam Regiment has been honoured with the Sena Medal (Gallantry Award) for his significant contributions to the country.
Shillong Lajong Football Club (SLFC) has congratulated to its former player in a post on its Facebook page.
“Heartiest congratulations to former Shillong Lajong FC player, K. Laldingliana from Assam Regiment after it was announced that he will be awarded the Sena Medal (Gallantry Award) for his significant contributions to the country,” SLFC said in the post.
Shillong Lajong Football Club informed that K. Laldingliana represented the club from 2007 to 2008.
He played in the 2nd division I-league for Shillong Lajong in 2008.
Laldingliana also played for Meghalaya when the state emerged champions of the North East Meet in Sikkim.
The former Shillong Lajong player hails from Mizoram and is engaged with the 42nd Battalion Rashtriya Rifles of the Assam Regiment.
On the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the Gallantry Awards for defence personnel, including Shaurya Chakra to three from the Army for counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
The President also approved Sena Medal (Gallantry) to 60 Army personnel, Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) to four from the Navy, and five Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) for the Air Force.