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Artificial football turf in Imphal

Correspondent IMPHAL, Dec 12 | Publish Date: 12/12/2020 1:00:13 PM IST

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Saturday inaugurated an artificial football turf in Imphal’s Langjing Achouba and handed over the same to the department of Youth Affairs and Sports. The Rs. 10 crore football turf was constructed by the department of Water Resources.

Addressing the inauguration function, Singh said development in the field of sports and games will make the youths of the state healthy and disciplined. 

He said motivating youths to play games and sports by providing proper playgrounds would be helpful in making the society free from drug addiction and stressed on the needs of preserving playgrounds.

Singh also said cash incentives of Rs 50 lakh each had been awarded to NEROCA and TRAU earlier for participating in I-League and added that the government was planning to hand over cash incentives of the same amount to KRYPHSA Football Club.

The chief minister further said that the state government had identified places in 16 districts of the state to construct hockey grounds.  Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and Water Resources, Latpao Haokip informed the gathering that the state government has made a proposal to the Centre for construction of mini stadiums in 32 sub-divisions of the state. 

Of which four each at valley districts and hill districts have been selected and foundation stones for the same would be laid soon, he added.

He lauded the players of the state for acquiring a place in the map of games and sports.  Education minister Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh also spoke on the occasion. 

 

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