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Stalin seeks PM’s support to hold Asian Beach Games in Chennai


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin today sought

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support to host the Asian Beach Games

in Chennai and take steps so that the Union Sports Ministry give requisite

guarantees to be submitted to the OCA by September this year.

In a letter to Modi, he pointed out tge Prime Minister’s interest in encouraging

sporting activities and sought his cooperation and support to host the Asian

Beach games in the city.

He pointed out based on the request from the Tamil Nadu government, the

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in its May 5, 2022 Administrative Council

meeting at Tashkent has accepted it at policy level.

It also said that the Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Welfare has to give

necessary permission guaranteeing free passage for the participants to these

games along with other guarantees.

Stalin said he already written a letter to the Union Sports Minister on May 23

stating that these guarantees has to be given by September this year to the

OCA and urged the Prime Minister to take necessary steps to get requisite

guarantees from the Sports Ministry.

He also thanked Modi for inaugurating the Chess Olympiad last evening.

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