The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju looked promising of organizing the National Games this year. The games were scheduled in 2020 but were deferred due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the same will be held in Goa this year and in Meghalaya next year.
Rijiju looked promising of organizing the games and assured full support from his ministry to ensure smooth conduction of the event.
The minister said that not only the scheduling of games but even the infrastructural development affected due to the raging pandemic.
“Dates are becoming a problem. Goa missed the chance last year because of COVID-19. Hopefully this year Goa could host the games,” Rijiju told PTI at the sidelines of a program here.
“Next year Meghalaya can (possibly) hold it. The chief minister is really giving his effort and time for the games,” he said.
“I will do what is necessary to promote sports in NE,” the Union Sports Minister added.