Imphal, Jun 23 (DIPR): Manipur Hockey under the aegis of Hockey India organized Olympic Day Celebration, 2022.
The main event was held at Khuman Lampak Hockey Stadium today.
A rally run was also organized as a part of the celebration. The run was flagged off by Health Minister Dr S Ranjan Singh.
Speaking at the main occasion, Ranjan said that Manipur occupies a worthy place in the international arena in the field of games and sports.
Games and sports have also become an identity of the State and keeping good health can be maintained only through sports, he added.
"We all need to join the mission of war against drugs which is an initiative of Chief Minister N Biren Singh," he said and appealed to all to cooperate with the Government on such ventures so as to save the future generations.
Khoirom Loyalakpa, president Manipur Hockey, said that Manipur Hockey has been celebrating Olympic Day since the past seven years.
Stating that seven hockey players from Manipur have taken part in the Olympics so far, he added that Manipur Hockey is eager to produce more international hockey players from the State.
Wangkhei AC MLA Th Arunkumar Singh; Gyanendro Ningombam, architect of Manipur Hockey; Dr Basudev Singh, former president of Manipur Hockey, Kshetrimayum Thoiba Singh, Olympian and lifetime president of Manipur Hockey and others attended the programme.
A friendly hockey match was also played between Chinglensana XI and Kothajit XI as a part of the celebration.