National Games of 2022 to be held in Meghalaya
The 36th National Games which was to be held in Goa got postponed on a number of occasions owing to the pandemic and the works for related facilities.
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju while inaugurated the new Synthetic Football Ground, Synthetic Athletic Track & Field and Girls hostel at SAI Training Centre informed that National Games 2022 will be held in Meghayala.
“My Ministry would give full support to the National Games when they would be held in Meghalaya. Chief Minister (Conrad K Sangma), being a sports lover, is really giving all his efforts to hold the games next year,” Rijiju said, adding that he would do everything to promote sports in the northeastern states.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma shared pictures from the inauguration.
Along with the synthetic grounds and track, Rijiju also inaugurated the very first Khelo India School. “Hon’ble Union Minister of @IndiaSports, Sh @KirenRijiju Ji is in #Shillong to inaugurate the Synthetic Football Turf & Girls’ Hostel at SAI Training Centre & to launch Assam Rifles School as #KheloIndia School. We thank him for his leadership in upgrading sports infra in the NE,” Conrad Sangma tweeted.
Hon’ble Union Minister of @IndiaSports, Sh @KirenRijiju Ji is in #Shillong to inaugurate the Synthetic Football Turf & Girls’ Hostel at SAI Training Centre & to launch Assam Rifles School as #KheloIndia School. We thank him for his leadership in upgrading sports infra in the NE. pic.twitter.com/eEjHIC1GPN— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) January 4, 2021
Indeed the first Khelo India Sports School of the Northeast is the Assam Rifles Public School (Sports). Further the minister appreciates a nd called it a major step of integration of sports in education with an effort to strengthen the sports culture of the country.
Earlier in December, eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) were inaugurated. The Khelo India State Centres of Excellence were inaugurated virtually on December 22 .
Out of the eight new centres, four are from Northeast India. They are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.
And the four other are from Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha and Telangana.
Khelo India programme has indeed become a brand that everyone including girls and boys wants to be a part of.
The Central government has collaborated with the state governments to create basic facilities for the youngsters of various states.