Andhra Pradesh Government has expressed it’s willingness to host the 39th national games at Vijayawada. CM Chandra Babu Naidu has written a letter to Union minister of state for sports Sarbananda Sonowal urging that AP be given the opportunity to host the National Games highlighting the credentials of AP.
A letter was released to the media saying the 32nd National games in 2002 were conducted in Hyderabad when Naidu was the Chief Minister. The AP’s government emphasis on Sports saw the emergence of Sania Mirza, Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal, Karnam Malleswari, Koneru Hampi and P Harikrishna.
In pursuance of the spirit and endurance of the aforementioned facts, I would like to bring to your kind notice that the Andhra Pradesh State is willing to bid for hosting the ensuing 39th National Games at Vijayawada city, if given the opportunity,” Naidu said in his letter. Organising the National Games in Vijayawada would lead to creation of a world-class sports infrastructure at Vijayawada and also other major cities of Andhra Pradesh including Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Kakinada, he said.