Districts Mini Sports Complexes are targeted to be completed by 2014 - CM

IMPHAL, October 29: The government has taken up steps to improve the sports infrastructure in all Hill districts of the state, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh assured before adding that construction of District Sports Complexes in all the five Hill districts is targeted to be completed by 2014.

Addressing the inaugural function of a 2-day tribal Friendly Exhibition Match at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium today, the CM elaborated that the construction of the District Sports Complexes has been taken up with SPA funding and Central Assistance from the Ministry of DoNER under NLCPR with a view to provide sports infrastructure.

The Chief Minister also said that the government has allotted land for the establishment of the Mary Kom Boxing Academy which is expected to be set-up with assistance from NEC.

The football match is being organised by the Tribal Youth Council Manipur (TYCM),for the tribals of Manipur for the first time under the theme "Sports for Building Peace & Unity".

The Chief Minister also appealed to all to inculcate the sense of well-being, self-respect, sound health and mind, good character and good moral into our youngsters.

He also appealed to the youths to come forward and develop themselves with the help of games and sports; and further stressed upon the need to be united in order to bring more laurels like Mary Kom who has brought the State of Manipur into the limelight and made the country proud.

The state Chief Minister continued that the holding of such friendly exhibition matches will be a step to acquaint each other and pave the way for enhancing understanding, trust and love for each other, he added.

"Let there be more and more interactions among us in different walks of our lives to bind us stronger to make Manipur a strong State as we all love Manipur the most," said the Chief Minister.

The inaugural function was presided over by the RD&PR minister Francis Ngajokpa who in his speech underlined the importance of organizing such friendly exhibition matches to bring peace and unity in the state.

Former Chief Minister and present Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing who was also present as a guest of honor also spoke of bringing peace and unity through love and trust amongst all the communities living in the state.

Md Abdul Nasir, minister Agri and Fisheries was also present as a guest of honour.

State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh also donated Rs One lakh.

Altogether 30 teams are participating in the 2-day exhibition match and today the first match was played between Tribal MLAs XI and Tribal ADC XI.

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