J`khand National Games to be the best: State Govt

The Jharkhand government on Sunday expressed confidence that the 34th National Games to be held in the state next month would be the best so far and there would be no scams in the run up to it.

Updated: Jan 16, 2011, 15:16 PM IST

Jamshedpur: The Jharkhand
government on Sunday expressed confidence that the 34th National
Games to be held in the state next month would be the best so
far and there would be no scams in the run up to it.

Proper process and transparency were being maintained
in the preparation leaving no scope for irregularities, Chief
Secretary A K Singh today said after chairing the core
committee meeting of the Organising Committee here.

The irregularities detected earlier were being
investigated by state agencies, but presently the focus of the
government was to conduct the games successfully, he said.

"We have moved far ahead and were focusing on to
conduct the National Games in a grand manner," Singh said when
asked about the irregularities detected in the run up to the
games in the past.

Asked whether several delays in conducting the games,
originally scheduled in 2007, has tarnished the reputation of
the state, Singh said, "No damage was caused to the state.
The forthcoming games will be the best."

The games, originally slated for 2007, was deferred
seven times mainly due to political instability in Jharkhand
and would finally be held from February 12 to 26.

On the preparation in Jamshedpur, one of the venues,
he was satisfied with the preparations but some work like
accommodation has to be completed fast.

"I have instructed the officials to renovate the
hotels where the athletes would be accommodated," he said
adding that the campaign for the national games would begin in
the next few days.

Singh ducked a query on the budget of the Games.

PTI