Kiren Rijiju inaugurates synthetic athletic track in Shillong
Shillong: Union Minister of State Youth Affairs & Sports, Kiren Rijiju, on Monday inaugurated the Synthetic Athletic Track and Field and the Synthetic Football Ground at SAI Training Centre, NEHU Campus, Shillong.
Addressing the gathering, Rijiju said that Meghalaya and the other North Eastern States have a huge potential in producing athletes to compete in national and international events. The development of various sporting infrastructure plays an important role in honing the skills of athletes.
Stating that the development of sports has recently been added as a subject of priority under the North Eastern Council, he urged the state's youngsters to approach the Council in availing the various sporting facilities available.
He also added since Shillong os a high altitude area, the training centre will act as a form of acclimatisation for athletes from other parts of the state. SAI Training Centre, Shillong, has the potential of becoming a centre of excellence in the country, he added.
Others present at the event were East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo, W A M Booth, Director of Sports & Youth Affairs, Meghalaya, Sylvester Nongtnger, SP, East Khasi Hills, Subhas Basumatary, SAI, Regional Director, NER among others.