SHILLONG: The Meghalaya autumn cabinet today discussed the state’s vision to produce Olympians by 2028. The notice was tabled by M.L.A. Hima Shangpliang during the cabinet session.
The session highlights the State Government and Meghalaya State Olympic Association (MSOA) plan to produce Olympians by 2028.
The notice presented in the house stated, “85 % of the population is under 45 years of age, 74 % is under 35 years of age, and 59 % is under 25 years of age. If granted the right opportunities, this vast proportion of the young population could become the key agent for social reform, economic development, and technological innovation.”
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma shared on his social media about the discussion and said, “The Govt. is making large-scale investments in sports infra projects of about ₹500 Cr in order to provide the foundation for the youth of the State to participate and achieve competitive excellence.”
He further stated, “Projects like the upgradation & enhancement of the J.N.S Sports Complex Shillong, P.A Sangma Integrated Sports Complex, Tura, Wahiajer Outdoor Stadium, West Jaintia Hills District & the Ampati Outdoor Stadium, South West Garo Hills District are measures to help us realise our dream. “
“Additionally, 57 grassroot level sports infra projects including renovations & new constructions have been sanctioned in the financial year 2020-21 amounting to ₹20.72 Cr and 110 projects in the present financial year 2021-22 amounting to ₹67.86 Cr,” Sangma said.
Notably, the government is strongly dedicated to creating this vision a reality. The state will fund the resources and cooperate with the different stakeholders. It will also connect with the Government of India, the state sports associations, and other external forces for the upliftment of the MOSA plan.
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