South Asian Games Chief Executive Officer Injeti Srinivas on Saturday revealed that India had brought 184 athletes from Afghanistan to participate at the 12th South Asian Games in a special chartered flight considering the situation in that country.
Within a day’s time, Indian Government brought in 184 athletes from Afghanistan to Guwahati using a special chartered flight. The action was taken in an unprecedented move by the Government of India in keeping with the spirit of the Games,” Srinivas said.
He said representatives of the host and participating countries have appreciated the efforts put in by the Games organisers for a glittering, grand and successful opening ceremony last evening.
“It demonstrated the power of sports which highlighted the unifying factors for peace, progress and prosperity amongst the South Asian nations.”