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.