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3rd Edition of North East Games 2024 Begins in Nagaland

In Nagaland, the 3rd edition of the North East Games 2024 kick-started with a glittering opening ceremony at the Regional Centre for Sporting Excellence, Sovima. The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio officially declared the games open.


More than 3000 athletes from eight North Eastern states are competing in 15 disciplines being held across 12 venues in three districts – Chumoukedima, Dimapur, and Kohima.

Sporting Events

The highlights of the games include:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Lawn Tennis
  • Pencak Silat
  • Sepaktakraw
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Volleyball
  • Wushu

Early Victories

The host state Nagaland started their campaign on a high note with a 1-0 victory over Tripura in the opening football match played at the Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre in Chumukedima.

In the Sepaktakraw Men’s event, Manipur also registered a win over Mizoram.

A Celebration of Northeastern Sports

The North East Games, held every four years, is a major multi-sport event that brings together the best athletes from the eight Northeastern states of India – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.

The games provide a platform for showcasing the sporting talent of the region and promoting a spirit of unity and sportsmanship among the participating states.

With top-notch facilities and a vibrant atmosphere, the 3rd edition of the North East Games 2024 in Nagaland promises to be a grand celebration of sports and the rich cultural heritage of the Northeast.

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