Upgradation of YAS as major department mooted

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IMPHAL, June 22: The second phase of the Youth & Sports Movement in Manipur begins today.

Organised by the Sports Movement Committee Manipur, the second phase of movement, after hectic discussions, brought out five proposal which would be forwarded to the state government for its prompt implementations.

The five proposals include upgradation of YAS as a major department, revival of the State Sports Council, amendments to the State Sports Policy and upgradation of National Sports Academy, Imphal to the international standard.

Speaking during the inaugural function held at the Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, state YAS minister DD Thaisii said the proposals put forward by the Sports Movement Committee Manipur for development of youths and sports would be discussed at the Chief Minister’s level for taking up necessary action.

President of the Manipur Olympic Association, Bijoy Koijam, MLA, who also attended today’s function stressed the need for giving special attention to role of coaches who are reponsible for moulding and developing talented player to the international level.

He also said government is all set to start construction of an Olympic Bhavan in the state.

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