Imphal: Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh launched the website of Sangai Run Half Marathon and Festival, 2017 at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The Sangai International Half Marathon which will be held on 19th November, 2017 is being organised by OOREP Sports and sponsored by Manipur Tourism, Government of Manipur. The event is supported by Athletic Association of Manipur. The Marathon would cover areas of Sendra, Thanga, Keibul Lamjao and Moirang in the route map covering 21 kilometres.
Speaking at the function, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the new government is on the mission mode to showcase the uniqueness of Sangai (Brow-Antlered Deer) and promote the peculiarity of Loktak lake to the entire world. Sangai Run will feature as a curtain raiser to the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2017.
Seeking the love and support of the people of the State, Chief Minister said that Ministers, MLAs and people of the State should support such Mega Event so as to promote the importance of Loktak Lake and Manipur as a potential tourist destination in the country. He further stated that we should strive to include the Sangai Half Marathon in the Half Marathon Destination Calendar/List of the world from next year.
On the occasion, Chief Minister also launched a promotional video for the upcoming Sangai Half Marathon 2017. Those who are willing to participate in the Half Marathon can register themselves through the website sangairun.com, he added. Registration opens from 4th October till 4th November, 2017.
Mentioning about the recently launched ‘Imphal Evenings’ in the State, Shri N. Biren Singh said that it is the initiative of the new Government to show the world that Manipur is no more a trouble-torn place and night life exist in the State.
Minister for Forest and Environment Shri Th. Shyamkumar, Advisor (HR & Economic Affairs) to CM and MLA Moirang AC Shri P. Sharatchandra Singh, Chairman, Manipur Tourism Development Corporation Dr. S. Ranjan Singh, Chairman, PDA Shri T. Robindro Singh, MLA Kumbi AC Shri S. Bira Singh, MLA Mayang Imphal AC Shri K. Robindro Singh, Vice-Chairman, Manipur Infrastructure Development Agency Shri M. Asnikumar Singh, Special Secretary (Tourism) Shri R. Sudhan, Commissioner (Tourism) Shri P.K Singh, football stars Shri P. Renedy and Shri M. Gouramangi Singh attended the function. (DIPR)