IMPHAL Oct 20: The chief minister of Manipur O. Ibobi Singh today inaugurated the 19 sports meet cum conference of the Tangkhul Katamnaolong at the Khuman Lampak Sports complex.
The meet was officially declared open by the chief minister after unfurling the Tangkhul Kamtamnaolong flag.
While delivering his chief guest speech, chief minister, O. Ibobi Singh, announced that the Government taking into a request for constructing a technology and information centre at Imphal for the Tangkhul students/ He assured Rs. 20 lakhs for the construction of the information centre.
The information centre will make things easier for the 10 thousand Tangkhul students scattered in different part of Imphal in terms of finding jobs and other academic needs.
Further in his speech, he mentioned that it is the burden duty of every community to preserve and uphold their culture, tradition and religions.
In order to make the future pillars of the society strong and stabalised, the youths who are considered the future pillars must be nurtured with well-rounded visions from their childhood, said the chief minister.
The chief minister too the opportunity to declare once again he shared the joy and success of the World Women Boxing Champion MC. Mary Kom has brought for the state.
Ibobi also expressed his desire to organize sports meet not just at one place but in all other parts of the state.
In his presidential speech sports minister, N. Biren, lauded the performance of the state players during the recently concluded Common Wealth Games expressing his hope that the players would continue to bring good name for the state and the country in various disciplines of sports.
The sports minister further appealed to the youths to set a vision for the future generation and asserted that the concerned department would extend all possible support in grooming sportspersons.
The sports event will conclude on October 23 moreover many other features such as conference, entertainment, cultural programme etc will take place in during the meet.
The inaugural function was also attended by MPCC secretary, Victor Keishing, principal secretary, Muivah and other prominent persons.