Shillong, Nov 3: Meghalaya welcomed the Chefs de Mission of the seven visiting states that will be taking part in the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022, which Shillong will host this month.
Separately, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma met with the headmen of various localities of Shillong to ensure all stakeholders partake in making the event a grand affair for all the participants that we will be welcoming from our sister states of the North East.
The CDMs were welcomed by Commissioner and Secretary of Sports & Youth Affairs and CEO of NEOG 2022, Vijay Kumar D.
The purpose of the meeting was to welcome the participating teams, to share the planning aspects of the games, the services and amenities being made available to all states in regards to accommodation, transport, reception, security, catering, etc.
The CDM were pleased to be hosted by the Meghalaya government and were thankful to them and the Meghalaya State Olympic Association for organising the ‘solidarity games’ and are looking forward to sending their athletes to Meghalaya, with the football teams the first scheduled to arrive over the weekend.
Additionally, a review meeting was held today, chaired by the CEO, with the relevant committees that are in charge of various aspects of the Games. The committees gave an up-to-date account of their progress and any hurdles they are experiencing.
On the ground, Sports & Youth Affairs Minister and Chairman of the Games Banteidor Lyngdoh (pictured) and undertook an extensive inspection of the venues, starting with the MFA Turf in Polo Ground, where he also met with and encouraged the Meghalaya U-17 women’s football team players ahead of the start to their competition. He then inspected the progress of the work at the weightlifting and wrestling events and all those at the SAI Training Centre and NEHU.