CM inaugurates nat Sports Complex

IMPHAL, April 5: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh inaugurated the National Sports Complex today at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.

The National Sports Complex has been constructed by the Manipur Development Society funding from the North East Council.

The complex was constructed with a total fund of around Rs 6 crore from the NEC and the 13th Finance Commission, the Chief Minister said during the inaugural function.

The complex has been completed keeping an eye to the North East Games which the state will be hosting from April 8, he continued.

Even though the economic condition of the state is weak at the moment, the government cannot allow any lack of infrastructure to affect the sportspersons of the state, the Chief Minister said.

The government will encourage all sportspersons in the state and bring in foreign coaches to train them with the aim to bring medals from the 2016 Olympics, he said.

The government will lay special emphasis to bring foreign coaches for selected sports discipline, he said.

Lauding Olympic Bronze medallist Mary Kom, the state Chief Minister expressed his wish to see more sportspersons like her from the state.

Parliamentary Secretary, YAS M Prithiviraj in his speech said the indoor stadium will be used to host contact sports and it has facilities for Sauna and Steam baths.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also inspected the under construction separate Sports Hostel for boys and girls with intake capacity of 150 persons each inside the Khuman Lampak sports complex.

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