Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Friday inaugurated Sarita Regional Boxing Academy, Indoor Training Hall at Mayang Imphal, Imphal West.
Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly K. Robindro Singh, Arjuna Awardee and renowned boxer Sarita Devi and others were present during the inauguration.
Biren said love for games and sports ran high in the blood of every Manipuris. Although Manipur is a tiny state, Manipuris have brought many laurels for the country at various international competitions, he added.
The chief minister mentioned that the government has introduced an initiative of extending financial assistance of Rs 15,000 to some selected local clubs. We are also providing Rs 3 lakh each to 16 teams of Manipur State League and Rs 1 crore each to Hero I-League teams, he added.
Biren appreciated the hard work of Arjuna Awardee Sarita Devi towards developing such a boxing academy to nurture the future boxers in the state. He assured that the state government would seriously consider extending every possible support and assistance to the academy.
He gave his best wishes to all the students of the academy in their future endeavors.