In the concluding function of the Manipur Sangai festival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his government will build a state-of-the-art sports university in Imphal, Manipur. The initiative to bring up a sports university in Manipur is to support the youth of the state who have contributed tons in various sports in the country and has made India proud on the world stage.
Speaking on the occasion PM said that the university will bring in support for sportsmen in their training but will also generate employment for various allied sectors. He even said that sports is in the DNA in this land and there is sports and the sportsman spirit both in Manipur. He more added that it is government’s responsibility to offer essential support for the development of sports in the state.
To help the sportsmen more in the state, the PM said that the government has asked National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) to access the level of drug abuse that is happening in the state as youths of the state fall prey to drugs and their potential as a sportsman is getting ruined.