Manipur Olympic Park opens to public


Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has handed over to public the Manipur Olympian Park, created to honour the 19 Olympians from Manipur and to encourage players of the state.

The Park is installed in Sangaithel area, Imphal West.

Biren acknowledged the contributions of local clubs in molding the careers of the 19 Olympians, who brought respect and recognition for the state and country. He referred the Olympians as ‘Living Legends’ and appealed towards creating a healthy society free from drugs.

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Acknowledging the rich sporting culture and love for sports, the state has been referred as ‘Powerhouse of Sports’ and the first National Sports University has been set up in the state, he added.

Biren said suitable government jobs were given to the sportspersons who won gold medals at national and international level as a part of one-time solution in the past. The same will be continued in the near future, he added.

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The chief minister asked each and everyone to create and promote one Manipur where there is no division based on caste, religion, tribe or hill and valley. Appreciating the village chiefs and CSO leaders, Biren said villagers have started destroying Poppy plants in the hills voluntarily. “We can root out the drug menace by collective and cooperative efforts”, he added.

He urged the people to have a sense of ownership to the different public properties and take care of it.

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The park was constructed by Keystone Infra Pvt Ltd under Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd and was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on January 6.

Cabinet ministers Govindas Konthoujam, Nemcha Kipgen, L. Susindro Meitei, H. Dingo Singh, Th. Basantakumar Singh, Khasim Vashum, chairpersons, MLAs, government officials, Olympians and their family members attended the function.


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