Imphal: YAS and Water Resources Minister, Letpao Haokip visited the Sainik School Imphal at Pangei Tuesday afternoon. He met with the management and administrative team of the school, and assured to fulfill the demand regarding improvement of the existing sports infrastructures in the school.
Minister Letpao was accorded a warm welcome by the Principal, Gp Capt Rajneesh Kumar; Vice-principal Wing Commander Sreeprakash J and other officials and management staff of the school. YAS Director T Phulen accompanied the minister in Tuesday’s visit.
Thereafter, a slideshow presentation was made to the minister by the Principal at the Conference Hall highlighting the existing sports infrastructures of the school, and the current issues at hand. He also drew the attention of the YAS Minister to provide necessary assistance and guidance to improve the infrastructure.
Later, the minister inspected the gymnasium, the SAM Manekshaw Indoor Hall, football ground and few other sporting sites inside the school campus.
After the inspection, Letpao assured that he takes seriously the desire for the infrastructural developments, and will try his level to meet the expectations in the larger interests of the student community of the school as well as the nearby villages and for the tapping sporting potentials.
The YAS Minister stated that even though he wants to fulfill all the demands and all are deserving, it will be tough to do so one go. Minister Letpao assured that he will take up the necessary steps to include the school football ground under the Khelo India scheme, so that the ground can be upgraded to professional standards with sprinklers and better grasses. He also opined that for football, natural grass field is the best option as it causes less injury and mishaps to the players, while the synthetic turfs offer more chances of injury to the players
Letpao also assured that the badminton court will be equipped with synthetic courts.
The Minister later signed the visitor’s book at the Principal’s office.