Shillong Nov 20: The two-day National games outreach summit 2019 hosted by the Meghalaya State Olympic Association in collaboration with Department of Sports & Youth Affairs saw the signing of three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs).
Eight panel discussions ranging from developing champions, equipping athletes, policies, collaboration, infrastructure, involvement of corporates involvements through CSR through sports, sustainable development of community & school through sports program, use of technology in sports were discussed during the event.
During the summit, three MoUs were signed.
The first MoU was signed between the YES Bank and Meghalaya State Olympic Association (MSOA) represented by Nikhil Sahni, Group President – Government & MNC Corporate Banking and Knowledge Banking and Working, President, MSOA, John F Kharshiing.
Sahni stated, “YES BANK is pleased to partner with the Meghalaya State Olympic Association for extending its dedicated Sports Banking and Strategic Government advisory services to support development of sports and tourism sectors in the state, with a focus on the upcoming National Games 2022 and Summer Olympic Games.
He said it was heartening to see Sports and Tourism sector thrive in the State of Meghalaya with all the stimulus and support received through progressive measures, which include State Tourism Policy, as well as the recently approved State Sports Policy amongst others.
The second MoU was signed between the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports ( NIMAS), Ministry of Defence and the Meghalaya Sports Climbing and Mountaineering Association (MeSCMA) where in it was agreed that both parties would pursue various avenues for co-operation including promotion of adventure tourism & Sports avenue under Meghalaya in collaboration with NIMAS.
The third MoU was signed between the Silver Lining Group and Meghalaya Basketball Association sponsorships & allied support.
The participants were enriched and benefitted from the views and suggestions that were discussed and suggested by the esteemed panelist & speakers.
The summit also connected the stakeholders the sports association with an insight into how to access CSR supports from Corporates & PSUs, who expressed the need for proper documentation and standard compliances during the submission of CSR proposals.
The summit also addressed various policy advocacies such as state school sports curriculum, green national games, compliance to the UN’s SDG, National Food and Nutritional Policy, Health & Fitness, private sports universities, monitoring talent search through technologies as adopted by medal winning countries, etc..
The above outcomes would be taken forward with the relevant authorities.