New Delhi starts hunt for Sports University site


IMPHAL, August 1: Two officials of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have arrived in Imphal today to look for a suitable site for the recently announced Sports University in Manipur.

The two officials are secretary Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Ajit M Sharan and joint secretary (Development) Ministry of Youth Affairs, Dr GS Ayyangar.

The two officials called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and also met with the State Chief Minister.

Later in the afternoon, the two officials accompanied by YAS director N Ashokumar and other staff visited Koutruk in Imphal West district for site location of the proposed university.

The team later visited SAI and SAG Centre at Khuman Lampak Imphal.

Sources informed that the two officials’ visit is scheduled for two days; however they may extend their stay in Imphal if the need arises.

It may be mentioned that the NDA government has already earmarked Rs 100 crore for the proposed university in Manipur.

An area of 250 acres of land will be needed to build the Sports University complex.


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