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Manipur CM reviews prep for State Olympic Games

N. Biren Singh suggested holding of the games every year by providing adequate funds in the budget of the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of Manipur.

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Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Tuesday reviewed the arrangements for the 2nd Manipur State Olympic Games 2022 at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

 The 2nd Manipur State Olympic Games 2022 is scheduled to be held from August 26 to 30, 2022 under the aegis of the Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) in association with the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of Manipur.

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The review meeting was attended by Minister for YAS, Govindas Konthoujam; MLA of Heirok AC and President, MOA, Dr. Th. Radheshyam; MLA of Wangkhei AC, Th. Arunkumar Singh; DGP, P. Doungel; Principal Secretary (YAS), S.S. Chhabra ; Commissioner,  Bobby Waikhom; Director Transport, Dr. Nivedita Lairenlakpam; DC Imphal West, Th. Kirankumar; DC Imphal East. Khumanthem Diana Devi; Director IPR, H. Balkrisna; Director YAS, T. Phulen; Chairpersons and Convenors of various Committees, executive members of MOA, among others.

During the review meeting, the President of MOA Dr. Th. Radheshyam Singh welcomed members of the Organising Committee. Secretary General of MOA, Sunil Elangbam briefed the status of arrangements being made for the successful conduct of the Games.

While discussing for smooth conduct of the 2nd Manipur Olympic Games, N. Biren Singh suggested holding of the games every year by providing adequate funds in the budget of the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of Manipur. He also mentioned that holding such games would foster communal harmony in the State and improve the moral standard of youths. The review meeting also highlighted the roles and responsibilities of various committees constituted for effective conduct of the games.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister unveiled the mascot of the 2nd Manipur State Olympic Games 2022. Nongin, the State Bird of Manipur, is the mascot of the Games. Considering the importance of its preservation and for creating awareness among the people, Nongin has been adopted as the mascot of the games.

The opening ceremony of the Manipur State Olympic Games will be held on August 26 at Mapal Kangjeibung and the closing ceremony will be held on August 30. About 6000 sportspersons from 16 districts of Manipur will compete in 34 different sports disciplines during the 5-day sports extravaganza.

Mention may be made that the first Manipur State Olympic Games was held in the year 1988. Since then no State Olympic Games have been held.

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