Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took stock of the situation of the preparations for upcoming National Games and also allotted the functional area responsibilities to the corresponding departments during the organising committee meeting on Tuesday. He also revealed that the state has asked the Centre to provide 50 per cent of the cost of organising and additional Rs 70 crore for infrastructure. Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar informed that the Games launch event will be held in January 2020 and the process of appointing the Brand Ambassador will start now. Games Technical Conduct Committee chairman Mukesh Kumar expressed satisfaction on the overall progress, especially with the keen interest shown by the chief minister, in view of the Games, which will be held from October 20 to November 4, 2020.
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