Dimapur, October 24: The first North East Olympic game was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh at the main stadium Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal on Wednesday. The NE Olympic will conclude on October 28.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that North East has a distinct identity with similar culture and features. The region has borders with other countries which are full of human, natural potentials and capacities which are yet to be explored. He said that in the past the socio-economic and geographical realities and challenges had subdued the speed of progress and development and added that it has been a long cherished dream of the region to create a platform to bring peace and friendship through sports.
The Chief Minister informed that a joint meeting of the North East Olympic Association was held on July 24, 2017 and decided to organize a north east sports meet as the first step under the name of North-East Olympic game.
The CM declared the game open which was followed by oath taking ceremony, teams march off, band display and cultural program.
Nagaland is being represented by 175 players including team manager coaches. Altogether the North East Olympic game features 12 different disciplines including archery, athletes, badminton, football, judo, shooting, table tennis, weight lifting, taekwondo, karate, boxing and wushu. (Page News Service)