PANAJI: North Goa Zilla Panchayat Chairperson and President of Mini Golf
Association, goa, Shri Siddesh Shripad Naik, on Friday said that the inclusion of Mini Golf discipline
in the 37th National Games is a good move.
“Golf is considered a rich man’s game. However, mini golf can be played by the common man. This
will attract new players and students in Goa,” he said.
He said that the association will work to ensure Goans get exposure to the sport at the national and
“The association has been formed in Goa, and through this, we will conduct training and awareness
for the sport. When there are tournaments held at the national and international level, we will work
to ensure Goans will get exposure to such events,” he said.
Naik said that Goan athletes have a good opportunity to showcase their talents at the Games, and
thanked Hon. Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant and Hon. Sports Minister Shri Govind Gaude for
supporting the various associations in the state.
“All the infrastructure that has been set up for the athletes for the Games is of top quality. Our
government has set a standard. Goan athletes have got a platform to showcase their talents. The
youngsters will benefit from this. The athletes should derive benefit from the National Games from
this opportunity and improve themselves, strive to make Goa’s name shine, and ensure Goa also
benefits from this event,” he said