Tuesday, July 5, 2022

NSU to nurture sporting talents of NE: Reddy

Nagaland women boxing team strike 2 gold, 3 silver


Union minister of Culture, Tourism and DoNER G Kishan Reddy on Monday said that National Sports University (NSU) will play a key role in nurturing the sporting talents from all over the country, particularly the Northeast region.
Reddy, arrived Imphal Monday and attended the opening function of the North East Regional Sports Week organized as a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: North East Festival at the main stadium of the sports complex along with state chief minister N Biren Singh and other ministers and MLAs.
Addressing the function at the main stadium of the KhumanLampak Sports complex, Reddy said once the NSU become fully functional, the country will open a new chapter in the sports world.
Asserting that the Northeast including Manipur has enough potential to produce world class sportsperson, Reddy said that the university will play a key role in nurturing the sporting talents of the youths of the country.
The university will realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of producing more world class sportspersons. Knowing the fact that the Northeast region has plenty of talented youth, the Centre was keeping a high hope in the region, he added.
He therefore urged parents of the regions to let their children play any sports, as sports and games bring discipline and boost confidence in children.
Manipur and other Northeast states will one day make India shine in the world of sports, he added.
Earlier, upon his arrival in Imphal, the Union minister inaugurated Inter-state Truck Terminus (ISTT), Sekmai in Imphal West district through virtual mode from Khuman Lampak Sports Complex where he inspected the temporary campus of the NSU.
The ISTT is a project which was taken up jointly by the Manipur government and Northeastern Council (NEC) at a cost of Rs 12.287 crore.
2 gold for state women’s boxing team
Nagaland women’s Boxing team won two gold, three silver and a bronze at the North East Regional Sports Week at the Khuman Lampak Sports complex, Imphal on Monday.
In the event, Archana Thapan bagged the best promising boxer in 48 kg women’s category. The women’s team also won silver medal.
President of Nagaland Athletics Association, Abu Metha tweeted, “Well done Nagaland Women’s Boxing Team for winning 2 Golds, 3 Silvers & 1 Bronze Medal at the North East Regional Sports Week at Manipur. Archana Thapa of Nagaland, 48 kg women’s category, won the best promising boxer. The Women’s Team also won the Team Silver”.

Nagaland women boxing team celebrate after winning the medals.

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