Dy CM extends financial support to badminton players

Dy CM extends financial support to badminton players

IMPHAL, Oct 4 (DIPR):Deputy Chief Minister Yum-nam Joykumar Singh said that Indian Badminton players are of higher standards and they will flourish in future to challenge world’s top players. He was speaking to newsmen at his Naoremthong residence today while distributing financial assistance to the parents of four U-15 and U-17 junior badminton players who are representing India in the Asian Badminton Champion-ship, 2017 which began today at Yangon, Myanmar and U-19 World Junior Badminton Championship, 2017 slated to begin on Oct 9 in Indonesia.
Deputy Chief Minister handed over a sum of Rs 50,000 each to the parents of the four players.
Joykumar Singh said, nowadays popularity of Badminton in India especially in Manipur has been increasing a lot. “We have a number of talented players which need to be encouraged so that they can perform very well in National and International tournaments bringing laurels for the nation,” he said.
Countries like China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Denmark had dominated Badminton for years but now players from India, Japan, Korea and Thailand have been challenging them, Joykumar added.
Asserting that State badminton players are doing well in their games, the Deputy Chief Minister expressed confidence that they will be able to win medals in major tournaments and even in Olympics.
He said, they should be encouraged with proper care and attention and facilities as well as sufficient infrastructures to train them should be made available in the State. He appealed to the people especially to the sports loving fraternity to encourage and extend help to the budding talents for a successful future.
Wishing the National football team of U-17 FIFA World Cup which will begin on Oct 6 in New Delhi, Joykumar Singh said, “we are proud of having eight players from Manipur in the National team. He wished the National team brings laurels to the nation.
In the U-15 Asian Badminton Championship 2017, Punshiba Yenkhom from Kakching Mayai Leikai will play in Singles and Maisnam Meiraba Luwang from Sega Road will play in Singles in Under-17 category. K Dingko and Kh Manjit both from Ningthoukhong Ward No 12 and 13 respectively will participate in Doubles events in World Junior Badminton Championship, 2017.
International badminton referee H Gyaneshwor Singh, coaches and parents were present in the function.

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