Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal along with office bearers of Khelo India Youth Games.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal along with office bearers of Khelo India Youth Games.

With just a week left for Khelo India Youth Games to begin, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday urged the organisation committee to give their best shot in making the games a grand success.

The CM took the final review of different aspects of organising the games at Sarusajai Sports Complex.

The Khelo India Games will be played from January 10 to January 22.

Sonowal on Friday took stock of the arrangements put in place for the inaugural ceremony of the games.

He asked the authorised functionary to showcase the montage of rich socio-cultural heritage of Assam before the nation and outside through the opening the ceremony.

Sonowal also took stock of the arrangements put in place with regard to security, accommodation, transport, food, health and sanitation, medical facilities etc.

He asked the authority to make adequate arrangements for the accommodation of parents of the sportspersons who will be coming from across the country to see their wards performing.

Around 170 hotels have been booked in the city for the accommodation of 6500 athletes, 1000 technical staff and 2500 support staff.

Sonowal also asked the organising committee to use electric buses for the conveyance of players and other officials to different venues to cut down pollution.

He also asked the concerned functionary to go for adequate branding in all important positions across the country to generate awareness about Khelo India Youth Games being held in Guwahati.

He also took stock of the media persons who will be coming from across the state for covering the event. He also asked the authority to take care of different facilities for the journalists.

Sonowal also made it clear that since Assam is hosting the Khelo India Youth Games for the time, every stakeholder must put in concerted efforts for the success of the games.

He also appealed to all sections of the people to extend their cooperation to make the games a huge success for making Guwahati a sports capital of the country and Assam as an important sports hub.

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