On 30th April, Meghalaya will host the ‘Wooden Kart Race,' India's first-ever, which will be hosted by a visiting country

SHILLONG: 13th April 2022 (North East Today Source)

On April 30, Meghalaya will host India's first-ever and first-of-its-kind "Wooden Kart Race" in East Khasi Hills' Evergreen Route, with the aim of revitalising and promoting an ancient craft: wooden karts.

The Kharang Sports and Social Welfare Club will hold this event to commemorate the 50th statehood day of the northeastern state as well as the 50th anniversary of the club.

“We are marking Meghalaya's 50th statehood anniversary as well as the Club's 50th anniversary by organising a series of events throughout the year,” Banjop Mukhim, Coach's Advisor, said during a news conference on Monday. “The kart race will be one of the main attractions of the event.”

Meghalaya's first MTB-XCO race will take place at the club, with the officials of the Meghalaya Cycling Association providing technical assistance.

The club's president, Khrawkupar Warjri, added that karts with wooden bodies and chassis and tyre sizes of less than a foot are welcome to participate in the race.

Participants must, however, transport their karts to the race location on April 29 and provide the necessary papers and registration fees, after which they will be given kit bags and BIP numbers.