Shillong(Meghalaya ), May 27 : Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh today accorded a warm sent off to the Meghalaya contingent which will be participating in the Khelo India Youth Games, which will take place in Panchkula, Haryana from June 3 to June 14.
The programme organised by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs was held at SAI, Football Ground, NEHU Campus, here .
Speaking on the occasion, Lyngdoh stated that as athletes representing the state, it is important to maintain discipline, dedication, to perform well and bring laurels to the state. He also stated that Meghalaya has already implemented the sport policy which will be beneficial for the young athletes and budding talents of the state. He expressed his gratitude to the Sports Associations, the Coaches and the supporting staff for honing and nurturing the athletes for these types of national events.
The Minister also shared words of encouragement for the athletes of Meghalaya contingent and reiterated the importance of team spirit and a fighting spirit to achieve their goals.
The Meghalaya contingent comprises of 32 athletes and 10 officials who will be competing in Football, Athletics, Judo, Swimming and Boxing. The team is led by Smti Darlene M Khonglam as the Chef De Mission