Himalayan Region Games to be held in Guwahati

| Updated: Feb 09, 2017 22:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.9 (ANI): The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday announced that the Himalayan Region Games will be held in Guwahati from April 21 to April 30, this year. The countries to participate in the games are Nepal, Myanmar,Thailand, Afghanistan along with the host 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 the year 2016, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narender Modi. The chairman appointed for the Games Technical Conduct Committee is D R Chaudhary. On this occasion, President IOA, 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." Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General IOA 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."(ANI)
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