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GUWAHATI TO HOST HIMALAYAN REGION GAMES IN APRIL

February 09, 2017 07:28 PM

New Delhi (Sports Bureau)

Indian Olympic Association, the apex sports body of the country, today announced that the Himalayan Region Games will be held in Guwahati, Assam this year. The Games are set to begin from the April 21 to 30. The countries to participate in the games are Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Thailand, Afghanistan along with the hosts country India.

Indian Olympic Association, the apex sports body of the country, today announced that the Himalayan Region Games will be held in Guwahati, Assam this year. The Games are set to begin from the April 21 to 30. The countries to participate in the games are Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Thailand, Afghanistan along with the hosts country India. The Games will have various sports including, archery, athletic, boxing, fencing, football, judo, kho-kho, squash, table tennis and weightlifting.   Guwahati has previously hosted the South Asian Games in 2016, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister  Narender Modi. The chairman appointed for the Games Technical Conduct Committee is Mr D R Chaudhary.  On this occasion president N. Ramamchandran said, “It is a great that we are hosting the Himalayan Games in Guwahati this year since the north-east region of our country has given the world many great sports legends. We want to make sports as popular as possible in every part of the country and build the legacy of sports.”  

IOA Secretary General  Rajeev Mehta, said, “The government has extended its support in helping us make sports popular in the Himalayan region as well. The events planned to take place during the sports meet will encourage more and more people to come forward and take part in sports. This will also help make sports a part of life in every Indian. We are hoping to put up a great show.” ===balbirsingh227@gmail.com

 

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