CM Biren reviews Manipur Olympic games preparation

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Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday reviewed the arrangements taken up for the 2nd Manipur State Olympic Games 2022 at the chief minister’s secretariat.

The 2nd Manipur State Olympic Games 2022 is scheduled to be held during August 26 to 30 under the aegis of Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) in association with the department of youth affairs and sports.

YAS minister Govindas Konthoujam, MLA and MOA president Dr Th. Radheshyam, MLA Th. Arunkumar Singh, DGP P. Doungel, principal secretary (YAS) S.S. Chhabra, commissioner Bobby Waikhom, transport director Dr. Nivedita Lairenlakpam, Imphal West DC Th. Kirankumar, Imphal East DC Khumanthem Diana Devi, IPR director H. Balkrisna, YAS director T. Phulen, chairpersons and convenors of various committees, executive members of MOA among others attended the review meeting.

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Secretary General of MOA Sunil Elangbam briefed the status of arrangements being made for the successful conduct of the games.

While discussing for smooth conduct of the 2nd Manipur Olympic Games, Biren suggested holding of the games every year by providing adequate funds in the budget of the department of youth affairs and sports. He also mentioned that holding such games would foster communal harmony in the state and improve the moral standard of youths. The review meeting also highlighted the roles and responsibilities of various committees constituted for effective conduct of the games.

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On the occasion, the chief minister unveiled the mascot of the 2nd Manipur State Olympic Games 2022. Nongin, the State Bird of Manipur, is the mascot of the Games. Considering the importance of its preservation and for creating awareness among the people, Nongin has been adopted as the mascot of the games.

The opening ceremony of the Manipur State Olympic Games will be held at Mapal Kangjeibung. About 6000 sportspersons from 16 districts of Manipur will compete in 34 different sports disciplines during the 5 day sports extravaganza.

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The first Manipur State Olympic Games was held in the year 1988. Since then no State Olympic Games have been held, a DIPR press release said.

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