President Murmu will make history as the first one to inaugurate the 5th Meghalaya Games that will be held in Tura, instead of Shillong city.From January 15-20, 2024, there will be an exciting exhibition of athletic skills and cultural diversity during the event.
Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma made the announcement about President Murmu’s expected influence on the youth of the area on his Instagram account. According to Sangma, having the President present will elevate this event to a never-before-seen degree and foster a spirit of sportsmanship and competition among all attendees.
Meghalaya Games 2024, Tura, will be historic as Hon’ble President of India, Smti. Droupadi Murmu ji will grace the occasion as Chief Guest. We look forward to welcoming Hon’ble President to Meghalaya this month on the 15th in Tura and 16th in Shillong.@rashtrapatibhvn…
— Conrad K Sangma (@SangmaConrad) January 6, 2024
More than 3,000 athletes are getting ready to compete in 22 different sports, showcasing Meghalaya’s wide range of talent. This festival is unique in that it includes traditional games from the tribes of the Khasi, Jaintia, and Garo, which offer an enriching cultural mosaic in addition to athletic activities.
For the Games at Tura, which are situated in the picturesque West Garo Hills District, the state government has allocated a sizable budget of more than Rs 23 crore. With this action, they are honouring indigenous heritage, promoting inclusivity, and advancing sports while also creating harmony via mutual respect of physical prowess.
It has been decided to relocate the Meghalaya Games from Shillong in an attempt to strategically disperse the cultural and economic benefits of hosting major athletic events across other districts. Tura, with its stunning natural scenery and vibrant local culture, will host the next edition, making it the perfect venue for this historic event.
Excitement is building for both the fascinating competitions and the upcoming cross-cultural interaction as the 5th Meghalaya Games countdown approaches. This occasion promises to be a full celebration of the various sports and customs that exist in Meghalaya.