Govt to spend Rs 23 crores for upcoming Meghalaya Games to be held in Tura from Jan 15

Meghalaya Government will be spending around Rs 23 crores for the upcoming Meghalaya Games slated to be held in Tura from January 15 to 20.


Speaking to media, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Shakliar Warjri said there will be 22 disciplines in which n ear about 3000 plus athletes will participate.

He said the preparation for the Meghalaya is going on in full swing.


“Everything is being done (as we speak) and we assure that it will be a very successful Meghalaya Games. I have personally visited (Tura) 6-7 times, to make sure all athletes, their accommodations are being taken care of,” he said.


He said, “So everything is being done and preparations are on and there is no need to worry about the accommodation.”


He informed that the government is spending nearly Rs 23 crore for the Meghalaya Games.


“We are spending to see that our athletes are being looked after in terms of transportation and accommodation. We are organizing 22 disciplines and I don’t think it is too much as we want to give our youths the best, that is why we are spending. Over 3,000 athletes are participating in the games.”


He said the objective of the Meghalaya Games is to promote sportsperson in the state. The minister said, “It is to give them a chance to showcase their talents and I believe with this it will help them a lot. We want to host Meghalaya Games to give them a platform to grow and hoping through this someday they will emerge and can take part at national events as well.”


He said there are no new infrastructures being constructed as government is taking the help of schools and colleges for accommodating the athletes and officials. The games will be held in different sporting facilities in various locations of Tura.


Further, the minister said the government has also decided to include indigenous games.


“Maw-point, a popular indigenous games from Khasi Hills, will also be included. We are also looking at Jaintia and Garo Hills but we are yet to finalise. We want to include indigenous games in order to promote our rich culture through sports,” he added.

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