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North East Indian cities of Guwahati and Shillong hosted the 12th edition of the South Asian Games from February 5th-16th, 2016. While Guwahati, situated at the banks of river Brahmaputra, is the largest city of Assam state, beautiful Shillong is situated at the Eastern foothills of Himalaya in the state of Meghalaya.

Both Assam and Meghalaya have given some of the finest sportspersons from the region to the country. The aim of these Games, which are also popular as the Olympic Games of South Asia, was not just to merely conduct a sporting event of an international class, but also to involve the youths of the region and acquaint them with different sporting activities.

The games were held at the state-of-the-art venues and stadiums. The SAG have been the first of its kind in this region. Athletes from eight-member countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in 22 different sporting events.