YAS Minister inaugurates various sports infrastructures

Imphal, March 12, 2018(DIPR): Hon’ble Minister for YAS Shri Letpao Haokip today inaugurated three sports infrastructural sites in various parts of the state. The events are a part of the ongoing series of inaugurations of government projects to mark the first anniversary of the BJP-led government in Manipur.

The projects that were inaugurated today are the Multipurpose Indoor Hall at Senapati Headquarter, the Multipurpose Indoor Hall and a Pavillion for Archery-both at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal.

Shri Letpao Haokip inaugurated the multipurpose hall at Rikhumai Taphou area of Senapati Headquarter in the attendance of hundreds of general public and sportspersons from the district. The event was also attended by Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Development/Fisheries, Shri N Kayisii and Senapati DC Shri A Muivah.

Giving his chief guest speech, Shri Letpao opined that sports, health and education should always be kept free from politics, and appealed all to support in his endeavour to improve the scenario of sports in the state, irrespective of one’s political differences. He also emphasised the importance of games and sports in life, as it brings optimism and discipline in one’s life.

Seeing the scale and the quality of the hall, the minister further appreciated the efforts of the Senapati people, especially the contractors for building such a fine hall with the limited fund provided.

Both the ministers also appealed the people to obtain maximum advantage from this indoor hall and to maintain the place as if it is their own personal property.

It may be mentioned that the hall was built by sanctioning a total of Rs 5,99 crores under the scheme of assistance for creation of Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme in the year 2011-12.

Earlier in the day, the YAS minister inaugurated another multipurpose indoor hall and a pavilion for archery at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex of Imphal. YAS Commissioner Shri Bobby Waikhom and YAS Director Shri N Praveen also took part in the ceremony.

The indoor hall was constructed with a cost of Rs 5.53 crores, while the pavilion was constructed with a cost of Rs 72.15 lakhs. Both had been constructed under the 13th Finance Commission Award 2010-2015.

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