IMPHAL, Dec 14: Manipur is known to the world for its various internationally recognized indigenous games such as Polo and Thang-Ta, stated Chief Minister Okram Ibobi during the inauguration of 57th National School Games, 2011 (Football and Thang-Ta) at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium, Imphal.
The competition is being organized by state Youth Affairs and Sports Department under the aegis of School Games Federation of India. Altogether 20 states and union territories are taking part in the competition which will be held till December 19.
Chief Minister further maintained that the state government is trying to uplift the status of games and sports by introducing various schemes and programmes.
The inaugural function was also attended by YAS minister DD Thaisii and Manipur Olympics Association president Bijoy Koijam as the president and guest of honour respectively.
In today’s matches of U-17 girls’ football, Tamil Nadu defeated Maharashtra by 2-1, Manipur defeated Delhi by 5-0, Gao defeated Punjab by 11-0 and Nagaland defeated Madhya Pradesh by 12-0.
In the match between Manipur and Delhi, the goals for Manipur were scored by Th Romi (two goals), S Jinnia (two goals) and Th Purnima (one goal).
In today’s matches of U-14 girls’ football, Chandigarh defeated Tamil Nadu by 1-0, Maharashtra defeated Punjab by 3-2, Mizoram defeated Gujarat by 12-0 while Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were tied in 1-1 draw.