Wednesday, January 17, 2018
News

Goa to host 36th National Games, says minister

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Panaji | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
 
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games, the coastal state's Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said.

Ajgaonkar said that IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, in a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday, had formally conferred the rights to the state to host the sporting event in November this year.

"We will now take a giant step forward in accelerated speed to complete the infrastructure and other facilities to ensure that these Games in 2018 become historic and the best among all the games held so far. There is no looking back now," Ajgaonkar said in a statement.

"Various components with regards to protocol and ceremonies, accommodation games village, hospitality and co-ordination, transportation and other segments are mandated to the National Games' host city," the statement added.

--IANS maya/ajb/dg

( 153 Words)

2017-09-13-22:26:07 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
Vani takes 2-shot lead in women's golf m...
Djokovic makes victorious comeback at Au...
ITF Juniors: Boys singles 2nd seed Sacch...
India, Afghanistan Test in June...
Pak's call to participate in Asia Cup: B...
Giggs named new Wales coach...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
AP govt releases vision document highlig...
IMD week long expo begins...
Odisha DGP directed police officials and...
Dreaded Maoist arrested in Bihar...
MLA thanks CM for according sanction for...
Desi cows protection is our primary aim:...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Shimla: Six houses gutted in fire... 
Hyderabad: Spot a beggar, pocket Rs... 
TCS secures USD 690-million deal fr... 
PM Modi, Netanyahu to visit Gujarat... 
Blaze at Delhi factory: Situation s... 
'Centre committed to improve qualit... 
Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russia p... 
WeChat's 'Tips' function to return ...