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SHILLONG: On the eve of the commencement of the 12th South Asian Games, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma assured that Shillong is ready to co-host the multinational event and expressed confidence that it will be a big success.
During a visit to the JN Sports Complex and First Ground, Polo on Thursday the Chief Minister said, “We hope to ensure that the South Asian Games helps us create positive stories and connect us with the rest of the world. We must ensure that the visiting athletes and officials from the participating nations have the best of time here.”
Guwahati (Assam) and Shillong (Meghalaya) are co-hosting the South Asian Games from February 6-16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Games on Friday in Guwahati.
Sangma also lauded all involved with the organising of the Games, especially the (volunteers and others working behind the scene to make the Games a rousing success in the city.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also announced Meghalaya’s intention to bid for the 2022 National Games which would coincide with 50th year of statehood.
“We are preparing to bid to host the National Games as we look forward and prepare to celebrate the 50th year of our statehood, that’s in 2022. I have asked all concerned departments and stakeholders, including the State Olympic Association, Sports Department and Finance Department to prepare for the same,” Sangma said.
During the visit to the venues, the Chief Minister was accompanied by Sports and Youth Affairs Minister and Games Co-Chairman Zenith Sangma, South Asian Games CEO (Shillong) RK Sharma, Joint CEO and Sports and Youth Affairs Commissioner and Secretary FR Kharkongor among others.

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