A team full of baby players are taking steps towards worldwide achievement are the little members of Meghalaya's Baby League, who are so charming and gifted that it's difficult to take your eyes off them.
On each Saturday and some school holidays, the children in Shillong get all dressed up in dynamic outfits of their groups and go up against the field as their proud parents film them from the sidelines.
The age of participants ranges from 4-13 and the rules of the game differ according to the age group they fall in.
For eg, the matches for 4-year-old youngsters have a standard length of 10 minutes for each half while for teenagers it is 25 minutes.
The number of games played by each team through the course of the league is 40.
Take a look at the pictures of the kids playing football and we are sure it will make you go aww.
The best part is that the competition is about gender equality because it is an important lesson for kids.
Along these lines, it is compulsory for each group to have no less than 10% female players and the attention is on setting up a committed all-young ladies class in future.
Organizing the class originated from the requirement for an aggressive stage for teenagers and the Meghalaya release is being sorted out by the state's Football Association, in a joint effort with AIFF and main sponsor, Tata Trusts.
Talking to a leading web portal about this, Arki Nongrum, the CEO of the Meghalaya Football Association (MFA) stated, “What was lacking for grassroots football players was a competitive platform. The Baby League provides this platform for kids at a young age. If you train each and every day but you do not play anyone competitively, it makes no sense.”
Other places like Bangalore and Orissa are also expected to follow Meghalaya's footsteps and start their own Baby Leagues later this month.
This is truly an inspiration to many other states and cities in our country.