Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting on Friday with Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel and top government officials to review the state’s preparedness to host the 2036 Summer Olympic Games.
Earlier, in Gujarat the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) government had announced it had focused on winning hosting rights for the 2036 Games and authorities will engage with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about organising the quadrennial sporting event in the western state.
CM Patel, Gujarat Minister of State for Sports Harsh Sanghvi, chief secretary Pankaj Kumar, Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner M Thennarasan and sports secretary Ashwani Kumar, among others, attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Shah, the Lok Sabha MP from Gandhinagar, reviewed the progress of two mega sports complexes identified by the state government to host some of the events if Gujarat wins the bid to host the 2036 Olympics. These two upcoming complexes are the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in the Motera area and another one in the Naranpura area of Ahmedabad city, according to official release.
The minister gave necessary guidance and asked local authorities to make sure that all the sports infrastructure, including lodging facilities for participating athletes and coaches, are built as per the Olympic standards.
The Home Minister also provided a roadmap on developing places for water and mountain sports in the state. During the meetings, a presentation was shown to Shah about Gujarat’s preparedness to host the 2036 Olympics, said the release.
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