IMPHAL, August 27: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today formally handed over the land for the construction of the Sports University to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
A statement issued by the secretary of the Chief Minister said following the announcement of establishment of National Sports University in Manipur by the Union Finance Minister, a team headed by Secretary (Sports), Government of India visited the State on August 1 and 2, 2014 and identified the proposed site for establishment of National Sports University at Yaithibi Khunou, Thoubal district as first preference.
It said considering the importance of the Sports University, the State government has decided to provide approximately 400 acres of land at the aforesaid location keeping in mind the scope for the future expansion of the university.
The land for setting up of the university at Yaithibi Khunou, Thoubal district was formally handed over to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports during a simple function chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and attended by M Prithviraj Singh, Parliamentary Secretary (YAS/Tourism); MLA P Brojen; Chief Secretary P C Lawmkunga; Secretary (YAS); representatives from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and several other officials.
The land handed over comprises an area of 336.93 acres at Village No. 44-Yaithibi Khunou,Thoubal district which is available with the State government, it said.
With this handing over of the required land, the National Sports University is expected to come up very soon to meet the aspiration of its people in particular and the whole country in general, it said.
The State government has also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Ramakrishna Mission today at a simple function chaired by the Chief Minister in the Cabinet Hall of CM`™s Secretariat for establishment of a Primary School, with the objective of upgrading in the following years, a School of Languages (English, Spoken English, Burmese, Chinese and Japanese), a Computer Training Centre, Mobile Computer and Science Laboratories, Mobile Language Lessons and Value Education etc.
Education minister M Okendro; minister of Commerce and Industries/Sericulture Govindas Konthoujam; MLA L. Nanda Kumar; MLA R.K, Imo Singh; Chief Secretary P. C Lawmkunga; H. Deleep Singh, Secretary (Education-S); N. Praveen Singh, Director Education (S); Swami Bodhasarananda, Assistant Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math; Swami Nareshnanda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Imphal; Swami Ishanathananda; high ranking officials of Education (S) Department and alumni of Ramakrishna Mission from Manipur were present at the time of signing of the agreement.