Shillong Aug 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and Health Minister, AL Hek on Wednesday called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijiju at his residence in New Delhi and apprised him about the state’s preparedness for hosting the upcoming National Games in 2022.
In an hour long meeting with Rijiju, Chief Minister informed that all plans have been chalked out for hosting the National Games in Meghalaya with regards to building of infrastructure, logistics and conduct of events.
The Chief Minister sought special financial assistance for conducting the games, and gave a detailed presentation on infrastructure requirement.
Health Minister AL Hek submitted a separate memorandum to Rijiju with a request to provide special consideration to develop the Shillong Golf Course that would turn 100 years in 2024.
After hearing the Chief Minister and Health Minister, Rijiju assured all support to the Meghalaya Government.
The Chief Minister also had a detailed discussion with the Secretary of Ministry of Sports and Director General of the Sports Authority of India after his meeting with Rijiju.
Terming the meeting as “fruitful”, the Chief Minister said, “The Ministry of Sports has also assured all support to ensure successful conduct of the games in Meghalaya. We are very positive that all necessary logistics and requirements for the games would be completed within the stipulated timeline.”
The Chief Minister also stated that continuous engagement with the Ministry of Sports has yielded results as the Central Government has recognised the importance of building necessary sports infrastructure that would facilitate promotion of sports in Meghalaya, apart from hosting the National Games.