Government jobs to National Games medalists announced on Sanaroishingee Numit

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh announced to provide government jobs to all the gold medallists of the 36th and the 37th National Games held at Gujarat and Goa respectively.

Biren also announced the appointment of Naorem Roshibina Devi, the Wushu player who won a silver medal in the 19th Asian Games, Hangzhou, China, as deputy superintendent of police.

The chief minister made the announcement on Sanaroishingee Numit (Players’ Day), 2024 celebrated at the Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex on Sunday. He also inaugurated Mr. Maipak Sports Digital Experience Centre at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.

The centre would provide benefits to players in their practice. One can get information about successful sportspersons of the state and their achievements in the centre. Apart from this, the digital experience centre will also highlight information on various government schemes taken up for the welfare of sportspersons, he said.

Biren informed that the Digital Experience Centre has been named after bodybuilder, Nongthombam Maipak Singh as a recognition of his achievements in the field of bodybuilding. He further stressed the need to honour and respect the achievements of our elders.

Elaborating on schemes taken up for the welfare of sportspersons like Chief Minister’s Sportspersons Livelihood Guarantee Scheme, Khungang Ama Sanabung Ama and others, he asked players from the state to avail the benefit of the Sportspersons Livelihood Guarantee Scheme, which is a new initiative taken up to facilitate players in finding a way of life and means of livelihood.

Youth affairs and sports minister Govindas Konthoujam said Sanaroishingee Numit is observed on 25th February every year, to mark the historic achievement of Manipur in the 5th National Games held in 1999. Manipur became the overall Champion and bagged the Raja Bhalendra Singh Trophy, he added.

He recalled that 60 grounds would be developed across the state under the Khungang Ama Sanabung Ama as the first phase. He also highlighted the Chief Minister’s Sportspersons Livelihood Guarantee Scheme, adding that 1000 athletes would be covered in the first phase under the scheme.

The minister maintained that the government has been giving necessary financial assistance to players, despite the financial constraints the State is facing. He expressed hopefulness that the sports sector would further develop in the state under the guidance of the chief minister and many players would continue to bring laurels for the state.

During the programme, the chief minister presented cash incentives to players who had won medals in various national and international sports events in their respective disciplines. He also felicitated veteran players of the state.

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