Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday handed over cheques amounting to Rs 5 Lakh each to District Youth Affairs and Sports Officers of 16 districts of the state for opening of District Level Khelo India Centre.
The fund distribution programme was held at the chief minister’s secretariat.
Biren said the ministry of sport has taken up initiative to establish 1000 Khelo India Centres across the country under the Khelo India Programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, weightlifting, Wrestling, Football and traditional sports had been included as identified sports disciplines under the Khelo India Centre. As such, Sports Authority of India, ministry of youth affairs and sports had approved for opening of District Level Khelo India Centre for different sports disciplines at 16 districts of Manipur, the chief minister said.