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CM launches official website of Manipur Hockey


One hockey astro turf would be developed in all the 16 districts of the state at the earliest, says Biren.

TFM Desk

Chief minister N Biren Singh on Saturday launched the official website of Manipur Hockey ( in a function held at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong in Imphal East District on Saturday, a release said. 

Speaking at the occasion, the chief minister said that the state government has been exploring different ways to develop sports in the state. He stated that flood lighting facilities had been installed both at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium and Hockey Stadium. Biren Singh, who is also the patron-in-chief of Manipur Hockey, said that one hockey astro turf would be developed in all the 16 districts of the state at the earliest.

The chief minister said that Rs 50 lakhs each had been provided to NEROCA-FC and TRAU-FC, which are playing in the men’s I-league. He said that similar amount would also be given to KRYPHSA-FC, which is playing in the Indian Women’s League, as well. The chief minister also assured that grants would be provided to the clubs, which produce international players.

He also urged all the organisations including different sports associations of the state to stop indulging in groupism and infighting among themselves. Stating that they should work collectively and unitedly under one leadership instead of fragmenting their organisation into different groups, he asserted that organisations should leave aside all forms of personal interests.

The chief minister maintained that it is the right time to enhance performance and popularise the game when state native Gyanendro Ningombam is the president of India Hockey.

India Hockey president Gyanendro Ningombam and Hockey Manipur president Basudev Singh were seated on the dais as dignitaries.

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