Manipur CM inaugurates Sarita boxing academy

Imphal, Jan 7 (UNI): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated Sarita Regional Boxing Academy at Mayang here on Friday.

Singh said love for games and sports ran high in the blood of every Manipuri. “Although Manipur is a tiny state, Manipuris have brought many laurels for the country at various international competitions,” he added.


The chief minister said the government has introduced an initiative of extending financial assistance of Rs 15,000 to selected local clubs. “We are also providing Rs 3 lakh each to the 16 teams of Manipur State League and Rs 1 crore each to Hero I-League teams,” he added.

Singh appreciated the hard work of Arjuna Awardee Sarita Devi towards developing such a boxing academy to nurture future boxers in the state. He assured that the state government would seriously consider extending every possible support and assistance to the Academy.

He gave his best wishes to all the students of the Academy in their future endeavours. Sarita is a two-time World Boxing champion.

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