Manipur emerges team champion

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Imphal: Manipur won overall Team Champion title, Assam bagged the First Runner-up while Nagaland got the Second Runner-up title. in the  North East Regional Sports Week that concluded on Tuesday at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, here.

Manipur got a total of 49 medals with 32 Gold, 11 Silver and 7 Bronze.

Assam got a total of 43 medals with 9 Gold, 12 Silver and 21 Bronze. Nagaland with a total medal of 20, which includes 4 Gold medals, 4 Silver and 12 Bronze.

Arunachal Pradesh got a total of 27 medals with 3 Gold, 12 Silver and 12 Bronze. Mizoram won a total of 15 medals which include 1 Gold medal, 8 Silver and 6 Bronze. Sikkim got a total of 10 medals with 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 8 Bronze and Tripura with a total of 1 Silver and 2 Bronze respectively.

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The players and athletes from seven North East states competed in select disciplines of Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Football and Table-Tennis.

Manipur governor La. Ganesan expressed his appreciation to the department of youth affairs and sports for successfully conducting the North East Regional Sports Week.

“A consistent practice of a person can achieve anything, but continuous practice is a must, opportunity will come to get medal in sports”, he said and encouraged the sportspersons to have discipline to become great and popular sportsperson for the sake of the country.

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The sports 2eek would celebrate the sporting spirit across all the North-eastern states and would also showcase the sportsmanship of our talented players, the governor said.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh, who presided the closing function, extended his gratitude  to the governor for visiting of hills and valley areas of the state and addressing the concerns of the people.

“With the celebration of the 75 years of India’s Independence in different parts of the northeast states, the whole of the North East became united under one roof. India has now become more advance and powerful nation under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modiji. And we all should live and die for a united India,” the chief minister said.

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Youth affairs and sports minister Govindas Konthoujam said it was moment of pride for having such sports event in which the people of Manipur witnessed joy, happiness and disappointment. He said, “North East Regional Sports Week is a testimony of our capability to move mountain in the field of sports”.

Union minister of state Ajay Kumar Mishra also attended the function.

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