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CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviews final preparations of Khelo India Games

CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviews final preparations of Khelo India Games

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2020 8:34 AM GMT

Our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took the final review of different aspects of organising the 3rd Khelo India Games at Sarusajai Sports Complex here today.

Taking an objective view of every aspect of the games, Chief Minister Sonowal asked the organizing committee which is headed by him to leave no stone unturned to make the multi-disciplinary event a grand success.

Guwahati will host the Games from January 10 and there would be altogether 20 events. Around 10,000 athletes and officials would participate in the meet.

Chief Minister Sonowal took stock of the arrangements put in place for the inaugural ceremony of the games and asked the authorized functionary to showcase the montage of rich socio-cultural heritage of Assam before the nation and outside through the opening ceremony.

Chief Minister Sonowal also took stock of the arrangements put in place with regard to security, accommodation, transport, food, health and sanitation, medical facilities etc. He asked the authority to make adequate arrangements for accommodation of parents of the sportspersons who will be coming from across the country to see their wards performing.

It may be noted that around 170 hotels were booked in the city for accommodation of 6500 athletes, 1000 technical staff and 2500 support staff. Chief Minister also took stock of the media persons who will be coming from across the state for covering the event. Chief Minister’s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, Member Secretary State Level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare Lakhya Konwar, Chief Executive Officer of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games Avinash Joshi, Joint CEOs M Angamuthu and M S Manivannan, Secretary Sports and Youth Welfare Department Neera Gogoi Sonowal, Additional Director General of Police SN Singh and GP Singh, other technical staff and senior government functionaries also present at the Saursajai Sports Complex during the visit of Sonowal.

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