Shillong, Aug 29: On National Sports Day, the Meghalaya Sports Department held a small function to felicitate sports persons of the state at the Secretariat.
At the event, medallists in Karate and Athletics and winners of the 60th Edition of under 17 Subroto Cup International Football Tournament and National Sub-Junior Football Championships 2019-2020 and their coaches were awarded with Rs 10,000 in cash.
Chief Guest of the programme, Sports Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh in his opening remark paid tribute to Hockey Legend Major Dhyan Chand and wished sportspersons across the state a Happy National Sports Day.
He also informed that the government is working on implementing the much awaited Sports Policy.
The minister stated that the policy, which was approved by the Cabinet last year, will be beneficial for sportspersons of the state.
The Sports Minister also informed that preparations for National Games 2022 is underway and added that the infrastructures which will be built for the games will be an asset to the state even after it concludes.