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Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Campaign

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Imphal, July 8:

Fit India Campaign Committee and Fit India Club, Manipur University, Canchipur has organised the Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Campaign under the ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India on Wednesday.
Delivering the welcome address of the programme by Dr. Laishram Santosh Singh, Convenor, Fit India Campaign Committee and Fit India Club, Manipur University, he expressed that this ‘Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Campaign’ is especially organised to support, encourage and cheer our Indian Contingent and specially five athletes from the state of Manipur to Tokyo Olympic. He is also of the opinion that such cheering campaign will certainly encourage our athletes to develop a strong spirit of competition and to win medals for India.
With the Ribbon-Cutting of the Selfie Point for Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Campaign – “I#Cheer4India”, by the Chief Guest, Th. Radheshyam Singh, every dignitaries, invitees and faculty members, staffs and students of Manipur University cheered the Indian Contingent by standing in the Selfie Point.
Chief Guest of the Programme, Th. Radheshyam Singh, President of Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) and Hon’ble MLA, Heirok Assembly Constituency requested everyone to cheer the Indian Contingent of the Tokyo Olympic 2020 with loud clapping. Expressing the reason for organising the Olympic, he mentioned that it has been organising to unite the world through competition. He also opined that growth of the athlete self, countries participating in it and the world as a whole through competition in sports is important. He suggested Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Manipur University to conduct a research to find out the areas where maximum athletes from the state of Manipur can represent India in the Olympic Games in future.
Vice-Chancellor (i/c) of Manipur University, Prof. S. Sanatombi Singha, the President of the function expressed her happiness for five distinguished athletes from Manipur – MC Mary Kom (Boxing), Sushila Likmabam (Judo), Saikhom Mirabai (Weightlifting), Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu and Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma (Hockey) – in representing India in this Tokyo Olympic 2020. She also expressed her sincere gratitude to N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India for encouraging and supporting the athletes of the country by announcing cash awards to those athletes who will be bringing laurels to the glory and fame of India. She wished all the athletes grand success.
Ksh. Thoiba Singh, Olympian (Hockey – Seoul Olympic, South Korea 1988), Dr. L. Bishwanath Sharma, Chairman, Fit India Club & Dean, Students’ Welfare, Manipur University and Prof. W. Chandbabu Singh, Registrar, Manipur University have graced the function as Guest of Honours. W. Ranjan Singh, Indian Archery Coach and N. Ibungochoubi Singh, Former president, MMTA, Imphal also have participated as invitees.
The programme has been concluded with Vote of Thanks from Dr. L. Thambal Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of PESS, Manipur University.

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