Paojel Chaoba was amongst the 20 journalists of the state who were conferred the award by the Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA).
Frontier Manipur executive editor Paojel Chaoba along with 19 journalists of the state was conferred “Achangba Paomee” Award (Bold & Brave Journalist Award) by the Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) at the closing function of the 10th Kanglei Mega Sports Festival, 2021 at Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal on Thursday.
The other journalists included Yambem Biren (Ichel Express), Paonam Labango Mangang (Kangla Pao), Takhellam Sunil (ISTV), Khumukcham Rinku (Imphal Times), Nomita Khongbantabam (Huiyen Lanpao), Wangkhemcha Shyamjai (Kangleipak ki Meira), Raj Nongthombam (Impact TV), Khwairakpam Naoba (ISTV), Kh Nabachandra (TOM TV), Ashem Babicha (Huiyen Lanpao), Konsam Samita (Sangai Express), Maibam Kennedy (Sanaleibak), Sagolsem Bigyan (Poknapham/People’s Chronicle), Boyai Ningthoujam (ISTV), KK Thokchom (Impact TV), Arish Longjam (Poknapham/People’s Chronicle), Leihaothabam Ajit (ISTV), Ningombam Nimochand (Naharolgi Thoudang), and Ayekpam Brijit (Kangla Pao)
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, education minister S Rajen Singh lauded the spirit of the youth and the upcoming sports persons who have made the state a “powerhouse’ in sports despite the limited resources and small population in comparison to other states of the country.
Stating that without a player from Manipur, a national or international sports team is incomplete, Rajen attributed the sports player of the state for raising the bar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted the National Sports University to the state acknowledging this, he added.
The minister also decried the drug smugglers of the state and added such activities would destroy many lives and would render difficulty in establishing peace and harmony in the society.
Minister Rajen also lauded the KSA for organising such sports events during the Yaoshang festival. He opined that organising sports movement in localities would minimise the ill effects associated with the festival.