Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated two Open Gyms for public including one at Cheirao Ching, a hill at Thangmeiband, Imphal West and another at Marjing Polo Complex, an a hill at Heingang, Imphal East on Wednesday.
The open gyms were installed under the Chief Minister’s Indigenous Martial Arts Akademi, Manipur with the support from the Government of Manipur.
Biren expressed satisfaction on seeing the equipment and machine installed at the site. Stressing the need for proper maintenance of the Open Gyms, he instructed the superintendent of police, Imphal West to deploy some security personnel to guard the gym at Cheirao Ching and to check on damage and robbery of equipment by unknown miscreants.
Gym trainers who were present at the site also demonstrated the uses of the gym equipment to the chief minister.
MLA Khumukcham Joykisan, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, additional chief secretary V. Vumlunmang and director (tourism) W. Ibohal were also present at the inauguration venue among others.
After inaugurating the open gym at Marjing Polo Complex, Biren inspected the ongoing installation work of the Statue of Sagol Kangjei Player at the complex. He interacted with the concerned engineer and contractor and instructed them to complete the work by 1st week of November this year.
He also inspected the ongoing construction works of Manipur Police Headquarter and Civil Secretariat at Mantripukhri.
The chief minister was accompanied by chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar and Vumlunmang during the inspection.