Kohima, 26 February (MTNews): Nagaland Governor La Ganesan said the state is planning to host the Asian Belt and Traditional Wrestling Championships later this year. The governor said that this sporting event will become the biggest event to be held in Nagaland so far.

Addressing the ongoing session of the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, the governor highlighted the various strides made by the state in the field of sports. He said that the state would be hosting the North East Olympic Games next month and also made a mention of the recently held major sporting event Khelo India University Games (Asthalaxmi) for wrestling.

Ganesan said the Government is aiming to further foster sporting culture among the people and make the State a leading sporting power in the country. He informed that the state is building and improving the sports infrastructure across the State.

Governor La Ganesan also celebrated the remarkable achievements of Nagaland’s youth in the sporting arena, acknowledging their consistent success at national and international levels. To further cultivate a vibrant sporting culture and position the state as a leading sporting power, the government has implemented several critical interventions in the field of sports.

Governor La Ganesan showcased Nagaland’s commitment to bolstering its infrastructure and cultural prominence. The State’s Department of Youth Resources and Sports spearheaded the construction of five prefabricated multi-discipline sports stadiums last year, with 11 more currently in progress. Noteworthy among these endeavors is the development of a FIFA-standard football stadium with synthetic turf and floodlights at NAPTC Chumoukedima, enhancing opportunities for athletes and positioning Nagaland as a host for major sporting events.

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