AIZAWL, Aug 25 - Mizoram is likely to host National Games in 2024, said Mizoram Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte today.
Royte said a proposal to host the National Games in 2024 was submitted by Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who is now in the national capital, to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general Rajeev Mehta on Friday.
Mehta told the Chief Minister that Mizoram greatly deserves to host the National Games as it is a football-loving State, Royte said. “Mehta promised us to make massive effort to allow Mizoram to host the National Games, in collaboration with the Centre,” Royte added.
Zoramthanga was accompanied by Royte and State chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo.
Royte further said the hosting of National Games by Mizoram is long overdue as the State’s performance in various sports disciplines is excellent.
He also said IOA officials will soon visit the State to study the feasibility. Royte then appealed to all sports-loving States to support Mizoram to host the National Games in 2024. He also thanked the Chief Minister for taking the initiative, which if materialised, will be a milestone in the history of Mizoram.
It may be mentioned here that Indian football star Jeje Lalpekhlua hails from Mizoram.