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‘Chintan Shivir’ Of Ministers Of Youth Affairs & Sports Of States/Union Territories.

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Hon’ble Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur chaired the two-days ‘Chintan Shivir’ of Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports of States and Union Territories in Imphal, Manipur on Monday (24th April, 2023).

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressed through video conferencing. The Prime Minister expressed delight that ‘Chintan Shivir’ is taking place in Manipur this year and many sportspersons from the Northeast have raised the glory of the Tricolour by winning medals for the country. The Prime Minister highlighted the indigenous games of the region such as Sagol Kangjai, Thang-ta, Yubi Lakpi, Mukna and Hiang Tannaba, and said that they are very attractive in their own right. “Northeast and Manipur have significantly contributed to taking forward the sports tradition of the country”, the Prime Minister said. Further explaining the indigenous games, the Prime Minister mentioned Oo-Lawabi of Manipur which resembles Kabaddi, Hiyang Tannaba reminds one of Kerala’s boat race. the Prime Minister also noted Manipur’s historical association with polo and said that the Northeast adds new colours to the country’s cultural diversity and provides new dimensions to the country’s sports diversity. The Prime Minister expressed confidence that Sports Ministers from all over the country will have a learning experience at the end of the ‘Chintan Shivir’. 

Hon’ble Youth Affairs & Sports, Social Welfare & Social Education, Labour Minister of Tripura Tinku Roy, other Ministers of Youth Affairs & Sports of States/ Union Territories and many others remained present in the Chintan Shivir.

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