2 nd North East Olympic Games closes with a glittering ceremony chaired by CM Shri Conrad Sangma

CM says “We are now completely ready to host the National Games in 2023 and
other international events”
Meghalaya finishes with a rich haul of 36 Gold Medals and overall tally of 149
Medals
November 17, 2022:

2nd North East Olympic Games closes successfully with a glittering
ceremony at Shillong today evening.  CM Shri Conrad Sangma chaired the closing ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion CM said: “I welcome one and all to the culmination of what has
been a landmark moment in the history of Meghalaya. I can say with pride and conviction,
that the 2nd North East Olympic Games have been a remarkable success. The organisation
of this event is a testament to what the Northeast can do and the signs of what the
Northeast can achieve in the times to come. I would like to bring to everyone’s attention
that there has been a concerted and systemic effort behind the stupendous success of Team
Meghalaya. We have gone from 1 (one) Gold Medal in 2018 in Athletics to 15 Gold Medals
in Athletics this year along with unprecedented successes in other disciplines. Despite
COVID, we continued supporting the athletes, ensuring that they get the best of facilities,
training, and opportunity. The Government and the various sporting associations worked
with a single-minded focus to emerge as champions, and I feel euphoric with their immense
success. We are now completely ready to host the National Games in 2023 and other
international events.” Meghalaya finishes with a rich haul of 36 Gold Medals and overall
tally of 149 Medals.
Deputy Chief Minister, Shri. Prestone Tynsong, Sports Minister, Shri. Banteidor Lyngdoh,
Members of the Cabinet, the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly and District Councils graced
the occasion as Guests of Honour.
CM further stated: “It is only fair that I first thank the Organising Committee, the workforce,
the vendors and agencies, and the volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the last few
weeks to make the Games a roaring success. Events such as this are organised for athletes
to have a platform; one where they can pursue their quest for excellence and accept
nothing less. Thanks, are also due to the coaches, the support staff, and the Chef-de-
Missions for making the Games a success. A lot of credit also goes to the North East Olympic
Association and the Meghalaya State Olympic Association, both of which, have worked in
tandem to ensure that the competitions are held as per international standards, and
coordinated closely with the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs.” He also conveyed his

sincere thanks to Dorbar Shnongs and Meghalaya Grassroots Music Project for their efforts
and commitment to welcoming guests and showcasing the vibrant Shillong.
Dr. Vijay Kumar D, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary and also CEO- National Games Secretariat,
speaking on the occasion said: “Games Director, Archery told me 2 months ago we were in
Paris for Archery World Cup. This organisation of NEOG is at par with level of World Cup.”

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