Rains hit Goa on Wednesday, National Games to continue uninterrupted

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 Panaji: The unseasonal rains hit the Goa on Wednesday morning but the organisers of the National Games 2023 have claimed that it has not impacted the conduct of the games.

The temporary hangers installed at Campal area in the heart of Panaji city had puddle created around it on Wednesday morning resulting in the discontinuation of the electric supply to them, fearing electrocution.

State sports minister Govind Gaude visited Campal in the morning to meet the players.

A senior National Games official said that three games – Kalaripayattu, Yogasanas and Judo are scheduled to be held in these hangers on Wednesday.

He said that the games may be delayed a bit, as the alternate arrangement, is being made for resumption of the electricity. “There will be no much difference in the timings of the games,” the official said.

Talking to reporters, Gaude said that all the disciplines except Yogasana were scheduled to conclude in these hangers by 2.30 pm on Wednesday. “There is no impact on the conduct of the games,” he said.

The minister said that he had visited campal at 4.45 am on Wednesday when rains started and had moved all the machinery to ensure that the games are not disrupted.

“We are happy that the rains have not impacted the conduct of the National Games,” he said.

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