CM N Biren Singh has announced that the Assam Rifles camp would be shifted from the premises of Manipur University very soon. The development of road and power facilities for the new Assam Rifles camp is nearing completion. N Biren Singh made this announcement while attending the opening ceremony of LEEKLAM-2022 Sports & Cultural Meet, organised by the Manipur University Students’ Union at the Manipur University Campus.
Speaking as the Chief Guest of the ceremony, CM appealed to the student community of the State against taking up agitations which could disturb the academic atmosphere, and asked the students to bring any issue or grievances to the government before taking up agitations.
He also spoke on the importance of including sports and culture in our curriculum and said that under the leadership and vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, what was extra-curriculum earlier has today become an integral part of our academic syllabus. He further talked about incorporating an annual sports meet schedule in the State and to discuss the same with the Education Minister.
N Biren Singh further stressed on the importance of conducting sports meets for students especially inter-college, inter-school or inter-university and said that such meets would provide a common platform for students from different communities to interact, encourage friendship among themselves, improve communication and eventually help in bringing unity among us.
Sports helps us in developing a disciplined and healthy society, he said adding that a sportsperson carries the quality of forgive and forget.
Highlighting the importance of Manipur University in the State, CM said that while formulating any developmental plan or programme of the State under the Niti Ayog, the government takes the suggestions of its faculty and experts.
Further maintaining that only disciplined societies are developed, he further highlighted the importance of including moral education at the university level.
He also expressed his gratitude in participating in the opening ceremony of the Sports and Cultural Meet and prayed for the successful conduct of the Meet every year.
CM also provided Rs.5,00,00/- (Rupees five lakhs) to the organizers of the meet from the Chief Minister’s Discretionary Fund. Altogether 12 contingents from different departments of the university took part in the March Past Parade.
The opening ceremony was also attended by MLA Shri Leishangthem Susindro Meitei, Vice Chancellor, Manipur University Prof.N. Lokendra Singh, Dean Students’ Welfare, Manipur University, Dr. L. Biswanath Sharma, Assistant Director of Sports Manipur University Dr.Ch.Pradeep Singh among others.