Shillong, February 7, 2019
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has welcomed Assam government’s move to provide Rs 10 crore to the state of Meghalaya for the upcoming National Games 2022.
CM Sangma took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and thanked the Assam government for the solidarity fund.
“Thank you Hon’ble Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Hon’ble Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for releasing Rs. 10 cr solidarity fund for #NationalGames2022 to be held in Meghalaya. We are indeed very thankful to the Government of Assam for the kind gesture (sic),” he wrote on his Twitter.
Thank you Hon'ble Chief Minister @sarbanandsonwal and Hon'ble Finance Minister @himantabiswa for releasing Rs. 10 cr solidarity fund for #NationalGames2022 to be held in #Meghalaya. We are indeed very thankful to the Government of Assam @CMOfficeAssam for the kind gesture.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) February 6, 2019
Replying to Sangma’s tweet, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma replied, “We would like to wish Meghalaya for a successful national game. Assam will offer every possible cooperation” (sic).
We would like to wish Meghalaya for a successful national games. Assam will offer every possible cooperation https://t.co/kO3G4o2obI
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) February 6, 2019
On February 6th 2019 Minister Sarma presented the Rs 1193.04 crore deficit Budget for the financial year 2019-20.
“The seven Northeastern States are often called as Seven Sisters, and Assam, among them, is like a baideu– the responsible elder sister. As our neighbouring state of Meghalaya is gearing up for hosting the National Games, 2022, we understand the financial demands and dilemmas that a state from our region faces in organizing an event of such stature”, the Minister said.
He also added that as Assam hosted the National Games in the year 2007, therefore the state will fully support Meghalaya.
“Many of our sister states extended their moral support and celebrated the event as their own. As a goodwill gesture, the government would like to give a solidarity fund of Rs. 10 crores to the Government of Meghalaya. We are earmarking an equivalent amount in this budget for the same,” Himanta added.