Pema Khandu and Kiren Rijiju discussed the infrastructure gap in Arunachal for implementation of Khelo India, a national programme for development of sports in the state.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu today called on Union Minister of State (Independent) for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju at his office here and congratulated him on assuming his office.
Following the call on, a meeting was jointly chaired by Union Minister and Chief Minister to discuss on development of sports activities and sports infrastructures in Arunachal Pradesh. The meeting was also attended by Arunachal Sports Minister Mama Natung.
During the meeting, the infrastructure gap in Arunachal for implementation of Khelo India, a national programme for development of sports in the state was discussed.
Arunachal plans to hold National Games by 2024 for which the meeting took assessment on the status of sports infrastructure and other logistics preparedness in the state. The meeting also took review on the progress of development of major sports infrastructures in the state such as construction of outdoor stadium at Yupia, Chimpu, Pasighat, Aalo, Daporijo etc.
The meeting also discussed on development of sports activity such as boxing, weightlifting, football, martial arts etc in which Arunachalis are believed to be naturally good at. Also the meeting discussed on development of other recreational sports activity. During the meeting, a long term plan for development of sports academy for football, badminton etc were also discussed.
Further the meeting discussed on proposal to hold North East Youth Festival 2019-20 in Arunachal.