Shillong, Jan 18: A delegation representing the Meghalaya State Olympic Association (MSOA) met Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to discuss the NE Olympic Games, among other things.
The delegation of four members, led by MSOA working president John Kharshiing, submitted a memorandum to Sangma requesting support to the calendar and budget of MSOA that included hosting of the Games in October this year, annual financial grants for equipment and training for the many state associations in compliance to the Meghalaya Sports Policy 2019, continuation of the talent identification program initiated in 2017, among other issues.
The MSOA members said there was an “urgent need” for a permanent Meghalaya Olympic Bhavan.
The delegation also asked the chief minister to consider infrastructure for the four sports — hockey, shooting, equestrian and cycle (Velodrome) — for the Meghalaya XXXIX National Games.
Sangma “agreed to immediately look into these proposals as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the state of Meghalaya in 2022 subject to Covid-19 situation,” an MSOA statement said on Tuesday.