Assam CM reviews security for South Asian Games

Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has reviewed security arrangements with top officials of the army, state police, paramilitary forces, intelligence agencies as well as sports administrators for the 12th South Asian Games that begin on February 5.

Guwahati and Shillong in Meghalaya are jointly hosting the mega event, which will see participation of over 4,000 athletes from eight countries.

“The government has made arrangements for fool-proof security for the sportspersons as well as spectators and for the smooth conduct of the Games,” Gogoi said on Tuesday.

The chief minister, who reviewed the security at a meeting on Monday, said all the Chefs de Mission in charge of running the games have expressed satisfaction over the facilities put in place.

The chief minister has instructed all departments to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Assam along with its handicraft, tourism potential and refreshing beauty.

Instructions have been given to officials to take care of all logistical issues, transportation, communication, accommodation etc.

Gogoi also appealed to the people of Assam to forge friendly relations with the sportspersons and administrators from the eight countries so that they cherish the warm hospitality of Assam later on.


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