Guwahati to host Khelo India Games third edition

Guwahati will host the third edition of Khelo India Youth Games in January next year.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, a former Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s council, said the state machinery including sports bodies should make the best innovation for successfully organising the games in the city.

Chairing the first high-powered review meeting, the Chief Minister said the State Government should leave no stone unturned to make the third edition of Khelo India Youth Games huge success.

Khelo India Youth Games, a brain child of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is organised to give opportunity to the budding players and identify the best talents in the sporting arena.

Sonowal said every effort should be made to provide state of the art sporting facilities to nine thousand players who will be converging in Guwahati from all across the country.

Sports Authority of India director for Assam, Subhash Basumatary has been asked to make a complete assessment of all the sports venues including the available infrastructure and take up the refurbishing work at the earliest.

Since security of the players is of paramount importance, Additional Directors General of Police Harmeet Kaur and Mukesh Agarwala are entrusted the task of makimg fool proof arrangement for the games.

Sonowal also asked sports department to make all necessary training arrangements to the players to make them competent to win medals for the state.

Khelo India Youth Games will feature sports disciplines like archery, basketball, badminton, boxing, football, gymnastics, hockey, judo, kabbadi, khokho, shooting, swimming, table tennis, lawn tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.