Manipur all set for first-ever Northeast Olympic Games
Imphal, Oct. 21 (EMN): Education, Labour & Employment, Minister Thokchom Radheshyam, the President, Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) today made an official announcement that the 1st North East Olympic Games, 2018 will be held at Imphal from Oct. 24-28 in a press conference conducted at the office of MOA here. The press conference was attended by the members of MOA and the members of the organising committee
Around two thousand sportsperson, along with technical team members and officials will take part in the Games. G.A. Sanatomba Sharma will be the chef-de-mission for the Games. The events will be held at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, and also at Eastern Ground and D.M. College Indoor Stadium for football and badminton.
Radheshyam who is the chairman of the organising committee stated that the Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh is the chief patron and the council of ministers of the state is the patrons. He added that the committee has eleven separate sub-committees for carrying out specific duties and tasks to successfully execute the event. The sub-committee consists of – games technical conduct committee, reception, accreditation, ceremonial, accommodation, catering, transportation, publicity, souvenir, medical and security committees respectively.
He also said that the technical experts for certain discipline of the event will be engaged from both outside and inside the state, with focus to the North East region. He said that the twelve disciplines for the North East Olympic Games have been decided considering the high number of participation of teams. He said that best effort will be put in by the organising committee to make the event a grand success which is being organised for the first time in the state.
Seeking the full support of the people he urged to extend their cooperation towards the people coming from different parts of the North East Region for participation in the North East Olympic Games. He also urged all the civil societies and organisations to refrain from any form of agitation during the Northeast Olympic Games. He said that the event is an opportunity to boost the sports tourism of Manipur.
The minister also launched the official website of the 1st North East Olympic Games, 2018 – www.northeastolympic.com. Introducing the salient features of the website, he said that the page have the facility of online registration for the players and officials, online accreditation, regular update of results of the events from the venues and attempt for live streaming of the historic moments of the Games.