MANIPUR: CHIEF MINISTER N. BIREN SINGH APPRECIATES PM AND UNION CABINET FOR APPROVING ORDINANCE FOR SPORTS VARSITY
Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh appreciated the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP National President Shri Amit Shah and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and the Union Cabinet for approving an Ordinance for setting up the country’s first National Sports University in Manipur.
Chief Minister on behalf of the people of Manipur expressed his happiness and gratitude over the decision of the Union Cabinet.
Chief Minister mentioned that the functioning of the University would gain its momentum after the Ordinance gets the President’s assent and expressed his confidence that the Bill would be passed in the Parliament soon.
The Ordinance is on the lines of the Bill introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017. It may be mentioned that the Manipur Government has already allotted land for the University. The University will be spread over more than 300 acres in Imphal West District. The proposal to set up the National Sports University in Manipur was first announced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with an allocation of Rs. 100 crores in the 2014-15 budget.