By – Uddipta Ranjan Boruah
The 12th Edition of the South Asian Games were held from February 5th- 16th, 2016. The venues were spread over two Northeastern states of India namely Assam and Meghalaya. The 8 SAARC nations participated in this edition that was played with the motto “Play for Peace, Progress and Prosperity”. The mascot for 12th South Asian Games was “Tikhor”, the baby rhino. The famous song by Indian singer, lyricist, musician, poet, film-maker and much more from Assam Dr Bhupen Hazarika named, “Ei Prithibi ek Krirangan” was taken up as the official anthem. A total of 2,672 athletes competed in 226 events over 22 sports.
Afghanistan: 7 (g); 9(s); 19(b)
Bangladesh: 4(g); 5(s); 56(b)
Bhutan: 0(g); 1(s); 15(b)
India: 188(g) 90(s) 30(b)
Maldives: 0(g); 2(s); 1(b)
Nepal: 3(g); 23(s); 34(b)
Pakistan: 12(g); 37(s); 57(b)
Sri Lanka: 25(g); 63(s); 98(b)
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Veteran sailor Abdul Ghafoor is out on his journey to circumnavigate in a catamaran to document the sights and heritage of the archipelago. Into the 18th day, he has already landed on 15 islands and the count is on.
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