AWARDS AND SPORTS
As part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration, the Northeast Regional Sports Week was started at the main stadium of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal, Manipur with an aim to showcase the sportsmanship of talented players in the region.
The week-long sports event was organized by the Youth Affairs and Sports Department, Government of Manipur. The event was funded by the Northeastern Council (NEC).
The athletes from seven northeast states participate in the sports events. The north-eastern states include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and Manipur. The athletes from the Manipur will participate in selected events archery, badminton, boxing, football, and table tennis.
The state government of Manipur had started the construction of ‘Manipur Olympian Park’ where the statues of all the Olympians of Manipur would be installed as an encouragement to upcoming players of the state. It will be recognized as the ‘powerhouse of sports’.
Recently, the Manipur state government signed an MoU with Samsung Data System India Pvt. Ltd. for the installation of the ‘Digital Experience Centre’ at the Olympian Park and Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.