Kiren Rijiju also inaugurated a synthetic athletic track and field ground at the SAI Training Centre.
During the programmed, Rijiju said, “Developing sporting infrastructure at the grassroot level is a step towards achieving sporting excellence in the long run”.
Rijiju further informed that the SAI Training Centre at Shillong will also be turned into a high altitude training camp.
“This beautiful SAI Training Centre at Shillong in Meghalaya will also be made a high altitude training camp,” Rijiju said.
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 4, 2021
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Moreover, Rijiju also inaugurated a Khelo India School at the Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS) in Shillong.
The Khelo India School is the first ever sports school in the Northeast.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has thanked Kiren Rijiju for “upgrading sports infra in the Northeast”.
Hon'ble Union Minister of @IndiaSports, Sh @KirenRijiju Ji is in #Shillong to inaugurate the Synthetic Football Turf & Girls' Hostel at SAI Training Centre & to launch Assam Rifles School as #KheloIndia School. We thank him for his leadership in upgrading sports infra in the NE. pic.twitter.com/eEjHIC1GPN
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) January 4, 2021