The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on 13 September 2017 formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, in a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 13 September 2017, had formally conferred the rights to the state to host the sporting event in November this year.
We will now take a giant step forward in accelerated speed to complete the infrastructure and other facilities to ensure that these Games in 2018 become historic and the best among all the games held so far. There is no looking back now.
Various components with regards to protocol and ceremonies, accommodation games village, hospitality and co-ordination, transportation and other segments are mandated to the National Games host city.