The Organising Committee of the 12th South Asian Games, 2016 (OC-SAG) would unveil the logo and mascot of the Games in a ceremony to be held at the ITA Cultural Center Machkhowa, Guwahati, Assam. Beautiful North Eastern cities of Guwahati and Shillong would jointly host the Games from February 6-16, 2016.
Chief Minister of Assam Shri Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Meghalaya Shri Mukul Sangma, and Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Shri Sarbananda Sonowal would be gracing the occasion.
At the launch ceremony the OC-SAG would also kick-off its Volunteers Programme which is open to the general public. After the unveiling ceremony, the mascot of the Games would travel around the city with the bikers from the Assam Bikers Group. Artists from Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati would perform at the event. Earlier in July this year, the OC-SAG held an open design contest to invite logo and mascot designs for the 12th edition of the bi-annual international multi-sport event. Kolhapur’s Anant Khasbardar and Abhijeet Krishna of
NIFT Patna won the mascot and logo designing contests, respectively.The Logo and the Mascot of the Games were selected from around 450 entries each.
About 4500 sport persons and officials from 8 countries are expected to participate in 23 events from 6th February to 16 February 2016 in 12th South Asian Games.