Need for sports policy in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 30, 2019: There is need for sports policy in Manipur, CAF & PD, and revenue minister Karam Shyam said urging that players maintain strict discipline and sound health by consuming healthy food and staying away from the menace of drugs.

The minister was speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function of the 2-day first L.Brojeshori Memorial Cash Prize State Level Judo Championship held at the indoor stadium of Khuman Lampak today. The event was organised by the Manipur Judo Association in collaboration with the Lourembam Brojeshori Memorial Trust.

“Sports and Arts and Culture are two fields that need to be nurtured and promoted at the grassroot level. The government needs suggestions so that appropriate measures be taken up to clear loopholes and redress the grievances of the players in connection with their required facilities and employability ”, he further stated.

Highlighting  a brief life history of judo Olympian L. Brojeshori and her achievements, Minister Karam Shyam said she has always been an epitome of pride for the state by being the second female judo Olympian of the country after Sangeeta Mehta.

President of the Manipur Judo Association, Dr. Kh. Ratankumar Singh said we can seek inspiration from the life history of L. Brojeshori as  she had a  strong  will power and spirit of sacrifice.

Secretary, Manipur Judo Association S. Indrakumar gave a brief picture of the biography of L. Brojeshori during the function.

Brojeshori represented India in the 2000 Seoul Olympics and stood 9th position after entering the second round.

Special invitees, youths and sports lovers of the state took part in the event.

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