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North East Games gets underway

Despite a chilly Wednesday, the North East Games gets underway at a colourful fuction organised at the Sarusajai Sports Complex where Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi took salute of the march pass by the eight north eastern state teams. Sports Authority of India director Ratan P Watal attended the meeting as the guest of honour. As many as 2000 sports men are participating in the event to be concluded on February 2. The inauguration of the entire event was marked by a colourful march pass participated by the eight north eastern states. Altogether 240 players are from Manipur while Meghalaya has 224 players. It is followed by 175 sportsmen from Mizoram. Nagaland had 146 players while Sikkim had 224. Tripura had 203 followed by 280 players in the the home team. In women football, the Assam beat Nagaland by 3-0 while Sikkim defeat Mizoram by 2-1 goals.
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