SHILLONG, Feb 5: The launch for the Shillong leg of the South Asian Games (SAG) 2016 will showcase the cultural and tural beauty of Meghalaya.
“It will be a ceremony which will reflect the cultural and bio-engineering ethos of the state,” Joint CEO of the South Asian Games, Frederick Roy Kharkongor who is also the Commissioner and Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of Meghalaya said today.
According to Kharkongor the launch will also showcase the bio-engineering wonder the Living Root Bridges and sequences which will reflect the monsoon in the state.
Tomorrow’s launch of the Shillong leg of the SAG will have special showcase on the cleanest village in Asia-Mawlynnong. The village had found mention in Prime Minister’s monthly radio talk “Maan Ki Baat”.
The show to be hosted by Siddhartha Basu who is an Indian television producer-director and quiz show host, most known as producer-director of shows like, Kaun Banega Crorepati will anchor the ceremony which will also see performances by the Shillong Chamber Choir and Meiyang Chang. The Joint CEO further informed that there will be a display of fireworks.
According to Kharkongor, tomorrow’s launch is organised by the State Government and the Chief Guest would be Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
According to the Joint CEO, the Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sarbanda Sonowal may attend the launch in Shillong.
Kharkongor added that officials from the Indian Olympic Association, High Commissioners of Pakistan, representatives from Sri Lanka and the Sports Minister of Nepal are likely to attend the programme in the city on Saturday.