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First Winter Games Of Ukhrul, Kamjong Districts Begins


Over 800 sports-persons from Ukhrul and Kamjong Districts will be competing in the various disciplines that will wind up on February 4, 2023.

TFM Ukhrul Correspondent

Sports and PWD Minister Govindas Konthoujam opened the First Winter Games – 2023 for Ukhrul and Kamjong Districts which kickstarted on Monday at Ukhrul Headquarters. The inaugural programme was also attended by Col Manoj Shinde, Commandant 35 Assam Rifles, Somsai, Chunglenmang Kipgen, ADM Ukhrul, Syed Samir Ahamad, Additional SP (Ops) Ukhrul, Ngachonmi Ramshang, President of Kamjong Olympic Association and Presidents and Secretaries of various sports discipline functioning in Ukhrul and Kamjong Districts.

Govindas Konthoujam who attended as the chief guest, declared and opened the first edition of Winter Games-2023 at Ukhrul Headquarters. The Minister recounts that Ukhrul has produced so many prominent football players who have played at State and National level. He also announced that Rs 50 crore for sports and ground infrastructural development has been earmarked for Manipur. Rs. 20 Lakh have been earmarked for the construction of badminton hall at Ukhrul district, he added.

Govindas Konthoujam

“The ministry, in order to promote volleyball and basketball games will be scouting for talents by the concerned department. Players who have a good height will be selected and sent for training and special focus will be given to players from Ukhrul, Kamjong and Senepati districts.”

Minister Govindas Konthoujam remarked that road connectivity from Imphal to Ukhrul is not as good as what was expected. “We need to have a good road to increase our economic activities”, he said and urged every citizen to extend cooperation.

Chairman of the Organising Committee of First Winter Games 2023, Preshow MK Shimray, who is also the President of Ukhrul Olympic Association stated that “Olympic Association of Ukhrul and Kamjong districts was newly organised and formed by various sports discipline operating and functioning in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts. The objective of the Olympic Association is to tape and harness the talents of players and to identify and train them so that they can compete in the state and national level.”

Over 800 sports-persons from Ukhrul and Kamjong Districts will be competing in the various disciplines that will wind up on February 4, 2023.

Football (Men’s), Volleyball (Men’s and Women’s), Basketball( Men’s and Women’s) Khokho (Men’s and Women’s), Badminton (Single – Junior Boys and Girls, Men’s and Women’s), Boxing (Sub Junior and Junior for Boys and Girls), Shooting Air Rifle 10m (Junior Boy’s and Girls, Men’s and Women’s), Archery (Junior Boys and Girls) Judo (Sub Junior and Junior Boys and Girls), Table Tennis (Single Men’s and Women’s), Taekwondo ( Sub Junior and Junior Boys and Girls) and Athletics. Events under athletics are Javelin Throw, Shot Put, Discus Throw, High Junp, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Race (100m and 200m) and Relay (4x100m and 4x400m) for Men’s and Women’s are the main events of First Winter Games 2023.

Twenty-four sports disciplines functioning in Ukhrul District having registration certificate of their sports associations duly issued by the office of the Deputy Registrar of Societies, Ukhrul District, Manipur are actively taking part for the successful conduct of the first edition of Winter Games 2023. The First Winter Games -2023 is jointly organised by Ukhrul and Kamjong Olympic Associations.

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