Imphal: YAS Minister Letpao Haokip stated that youths belonging to the border districts of Manipur have cleared the misconception of being drug addicts as they have started focusing more on sports and good health.
The minister was addressing the closing ceremony of the 1st Khodamphai Birip Trophy, a football tournament, at Aimol Khodamphai Playground, Tengnoupal district. Organised by the United Khodamphai Sporting Club (UKSC), the tournament was held from December 9 to 22.
Attending the closing function as the chief guest, Letpao further said that people have started putting more emphasis on sporting activities nowadays, and that it is a good trend. Sports will lead to good health, and good health, in turn, will make a good and developed society. He also said that such tournaments have cleared the impression among the general public that youths belonging to border districts mostly indulge in drugs and drug cartels.
The YAS Minister said that he has been proposing to the higher authorities and the Centre the idea of inculcating at least one sports discipline as a part of the academic syllabus to the school going students. This idea, he added, has been appreciated and it is hoped that it may translate into reality soon.
DC (DE) & Registrar Lok Ayukta Khupboi Aimol, and Assistant Director, AYJNISHD Wanboy Aimol, attended the function as guests of hnoour