Imphal, January 4, 2013:
Imphal is getting ready for the 27th North-East Games, 2012-13 to be held from February 21-24.
The first meeting of the organizing committee of the sports event chaired by the Chief Minister was held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Thursday.
Manipur Government will organize the event that will be participated by eight Northeastern states including Sikkim and 2,000 players including officials from the region will take part in it, M Prithiviraj, Parliamentary Secretary, Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of Manipur, said.
File pic: Mascot of 26th Northeast Games, held in Mizoram
The participants will compete in 10 different disciplines-athletic, boxing, judo, tae-kwondo, weightlifting, football, badminton, table tennis, wrestling and hockey.
A state level organizing committee for the games was constituted yesterday and its first meeting was held at the Chief Minister’s Conference Hall on Thursday, he informed, adding Chairman of the 30-member committee is Chief Minister O Ibobi.
He added the meeting discussed on various ways to ensure smooth conduct of the sports event and make it successful.
It also decided to start refurbishing of hostels for players from January 4, he further said.
The event will be organized at three different places-Khuman Lampak Main Stadium, Polo Ground and Eastern Ground, Prithiviraj who is also the working chairman of the games added.