PANJIM: Following request from State government, the Centre has decided to postpone the 36th National Games to be held in Goa later this year.
The 36th National Games allotted to Goa, scheduled from 20.10.2020 to 4.11.2020, have been postponed due to outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This information was given by Union Minister of State (IC) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
He said Central assistance of Rs 97.80 crore has been released to the Government of Goa for development of sports infrastructure for 36th National Games.
The first Khelo India University Games were successfully conducted at Odisha from February 22 to March 1, 2020 with total 3182 athletes from 158 universities participating in 17 sports disciplines.
Athletes and teams are well aware about the National Games through the State Governments, concerned National Sports Federations, Sports Promotion Boards, etc.
Once the dates of National Games are finalised, Indian Olympic Association and the Organizing Committee of National Games use various publicity platforms such as print media, electronic media and social media to promote the National Games among spectators throughout the country.