Tamil Nadu youth Welfare and sports minister Udayanidhi stalin attended the event at a private college in Chennai. Later, while meeting the media, he was asked about the activities of the Gelo india Games. He replied, "Officials from the sports Commission of india came yesterday. Next week, many officials from the sports Commission of india will come again. During this visit, they will inspect all the facilities available in tamil Nadu. The tamil Nadu government is also preparing for this.
We are grateful to Union sports minister anurag thakur and the central government for giving this opportunity to tamil Nadu for the first time. We have already told them that we will conduct these matches well. I hope we will hold Asian hockey and Gallo india matches like we did Chess Olympiads," he said.
Responding to a question on whether the prime minister will attend the function, he said, "The prime minister has attended the opening or closing ceremonies of the Gallo india competitions held earlier. So, a call will definitely be made," he said.
Responding to a question about where the Calo competitions will be held, he said, “Yesterday, the first round of talks was held on whether to hold them only in chennai or at 3 or 4 places including coimbatore and Madurai. It will be decided in subsequent meetings," he said.
Responding to a question about the spread of information that minister Udayanidhi will be given the post of deputy chief minister, he said, "Who said that? Where did the information spread? I don't know how you got the information that did not come to me. Such information is wrong. I do not know where such information came from. I do not know what you are talking about." He said.