PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi and discussed various issues related to the development of Goa.
CM Sawant on Thursday evening had left for New Delhi to meet the central leadership.
“Discussed various issues related to the development of Goa. Union Minister has assured to extend the support from the Union Govt for various initiatives of the Govt. Of Goa including the National Games,” said Sawant.
Recently Union Home Minister Amit Shah had held a review meeting with Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant regarding the feedback of BJP’s “Maha Jansampark” Abhiyan and preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections were also discussed.
Goa was awarded the hosting rights for the 36th edition, initially scheduled for 2016. However, after multiple postponements, the marquee event was hosted by Gujarat last year.
This year’s National Games will have a record number of 43 sports, including Olympic and indigenous sports. Last year, over 7,000 athletes featured in 36 sports. Kho Kho, yogasana and mallakhamb made their National Games debut.