CM meets Mr. Maipak
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 16, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh visited 86 years old former Mr. India Nongthombam Maipak, popular as Mr. Maipak, at his Naoremthong Laishram Leirak residence in Imphal.
Biren presented sweetmeats and fruits to Maipak apart from exchanging pleasantries with him.
Biren said Oja Maipak is a pioneering figure in the field of body building in the state, and being chief minister of the state, he ought to visit the veteran body builder to inquire about his health when he is not keeping well.
Biren said the government would consider dedication of a structure (gallery or building) in Maipak’s name in recognition to his contribution in the field of body building.
In respond to a query regarding lack of recognition by the government for veteran sports achievers, the chief minister said he would definitely look into the matter so that they may also get support and encouragement from the government.
Biren said seven times Mr. World title winner Arambam Boby would be feted at a grand reception ceremony soon after his arrival to the state.