NEW DELHI | Aug 21, 2019:
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma accompanied by Health Minister AL Hek today called on Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju in Delhi.
In an hour long meeting with Rijiju at his residence, Chief Minister apprised on the preparedness in view of the upcoming National Games 2022 in the State. He informed Rijiju that all plans have been chalked out to host the National Games in Meghalaya with regards to building of infrastructure, logistics and conduct of the events.
Seeking special financial assistance for the conduct of the games, the Chief Minister gave a detailed presentation on the infrastructure requirement.
Rijiju has assured all support to the Government.
Following the meeting with Rijiju, Chief Minister had a detailed discussion with Secretary, Ministry of Sports and Director General Sports Authority of India.
Terming the meeting as “fruitful”, the Chief Minister said, “Ministry of Sports has assured all support to ensure successful conduct of the games in Meghalaya. We are very positive that all the necessary logistics and requirements for the games would be completed within the stipulated timeline.”
The Chief Minister also stated that the continuous engagement with the Ministry of Sports has yield 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 of the National Games.
Health Minister Hek also submitted a memorandum to Rijiju with a request to provide special consideration to develop the famed Shillong Golf Course that would turn 100 years in 2024.