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The 12th South Asian Games will be launched with pomp and grandeur at the Indira Gandhi stadium, Sarurasajai, on Friday evening. 
Originally scheduled to be back in 2012, the prestigious multi-discipline event encompassing competitions in 23 disciplines and 241 events well be held across two cities — Shillong being the other host city — for the first time, and will see the participation of a record turnout of about 3,325 athletes and officials from the eight participating countries. 


South Asian Games (SAF Games, SAG, or SA games, & formerly known as South Asian Federation Games)

That the event is being hosted for the first time in the North East of the country does add significance to the Games, the curtains to which will be brought down on February 16. From a historical perspective,
 The South Asian Games were established as a movement to foster peace and friendship through regular sporting contact between athletes from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and current host India

The first edition was held in Kathmandu in 1984.The organising committee CEO, Injeti Srinivas.

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