CM inaugurates Sarita Regional Boxing Academy

Imphal, Jan 7 (DIPR)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh today inaugurated Sarita Regional Boxing Academy at Mayang Imphal, Imphal West.
Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, K Robindro Singh; Arjuna Awardee and renowned Boxer Sarita Devi and others were present during the inauguration programme.
Speaking at the occasion, N Biren Singh said that love for games and sports run high in the blood of every Manipuris. Although Manipur is a tiny state, Manipuris have brought many laurels for the country at various international competitions, he added.
The Chief Minister mentioned that the Government has introduced an initiative of extending financial assistance of Rs 15,000 to some selected local clubs.
The State Government also provided Rs 3 lakh each to Manipur State League teams recently and Rs 1 Crore each to I-League teams, he added.
N Biren Singh appreciated the hard work of Arjuna Awardee Sarita Devi towards developing such a boxing academy to nurture the future boxers in the State.
He assured that the State Government would seriously consider extending every possible support and assistance to the academy.
He also extended best wishes to all the students of the academy.