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 CM stresses to review sports performance of the state

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Sept. 15,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that we need to review and assess the existing sporting spirit of every sports discipline to improve the performance of the players and to enhance the medal tally in future tournaments. This was stated by him at the felicitation of the medal winners, participants and team officials of the XXI Commonwealth Games, 2018 and 18th Asian Games, 2018 held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal today.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that the assessment would ascertain the reasons for not getting the enough medal tallies that we expected. Chief Minister also stated that we need to find out why other states are dominating in various sports disciplines and getting more medals. We need to digest on the ways to improve the sports quality and keep the sports spirit alive in the State, he added. Coaches, Trainers and officials of the YAS Department need to set out short term and long terms plans to make the sports quality better in the State.
Chief Minister mentioned that the President of India Ramnath Kovind, recognising the potentials and talents in the field of sports, announced Manipur as ‘Sports Capital of India’. World today is appreciating and acknowledging Manipur because of its sports potential and capability. Recognising the talents of the youths of the State in sports, Chief Minister stated that the Government of India has set up the country’s first National Sports University in the State.
Chief Minister mentioned that it is glad to hear that Manipur Cricket team would be participating in the upcoming Ranji Trophy.  He stated that various firms outside the State and country are willing to nurture future football players from the State by establishing grassroots football schools in various blocks of the State. The Tata Trust is opening 15 grassroots schools in the State, he added.
Mentioning about providing government jobs to sportspersons, Chief Minister said that the State government has been providing suitable jobs to various sportspersons and would continue to provide jobs to them.
Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Letpao Haokip said that it is indeed a proud moment for all of us that despite of our small population, our sports players have been bringing laurels to this country in various International tournaments and Championships. The Youth Affairs and Sports have been providing regular training and coaching camps to groom the upcoming youths of the State, he added.
During the function, Chief Minister distributed the cash incentives to the medal winners, team officials and participants of the XXI Commonwealth Games and 18th Asian Games, 2018. Cash incentives of Rs. 8 lakhs and Rs. 2 lakhs each were given to 10 bronze medal winners and 48 participants respectively of the XXI Commonwealth games and 18th Asian Games, 2018.

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