Imphal: The traditional Thang-Ta martial arts has been included as one of the disciplines among the fourteen traditional sports for grassroots development under Khelo India Scheme approved by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
The Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur while appreciating the Central Government’s move felt that the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Manipur must cater to the scheme with full sincerity.
Under the scheme, one thousand Khelo India Centre is to be established for the fourteen traditional sports all over the country.
As per the announcement, the Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur learnt that the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Manipur has identified three sites for Khelo India Centre in Imphal West and Bishnupur District as per the proposal put up by respective District Youth Affairs & Sports Office.
This is welcoming news and we greatly appreciate the hard work, empathy rendered by YAS officials of Imphal West and Bisnupur. But at the same we are quite disheartened on learning that official of DYASO Thoubal and Imphal East are not conducive to the opening of grassroots centres said, Heikrujam Cha Babu, who is the secretary of Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur.
He appeal to the authority to see that Khelo India grassroots centres of Thang-Ta are opened at Imphal East, Thoubal and rest of the districts if feasible.