Source: Imphal Free Press
IMPHAL, Sep 18: The reception ceremony of Dronacharya awardee L Ibomcha Singh, a national boxing coach from the state, and Dhyanchand awardee L Anita Chanu, weightlifting coach, was held today at the Ching-Tam Community Hall at Sugnu.
The chief guest of the function was the wife of the the state Education minister L Shantibala while the president was the wife of the Works minister K Madhumati. The guest of honor was Director of the SAI-NERC Imphal Francis Marwein.
The two awardees were presented a sum of Rs. 50,000 each along with a memento during the function.
The works minister informed from New Delhi that this is the first time that a coach had received the Dronacharya award from the north eastern region, while calling it an prestigious moment for the whole state. He further informed that a sum of Rs. 4.72 crores had been sanctioned by the Ministry of Rural Development for the building of the Sugnu bazar.
L Ibomcha belongs to Sugnu and he was received by the people of the town by placing various water pots and decorations along the way. Many students also took part in the function.