Manipur to get sports university soon: Government

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The central government on Sunday announced the setting up of a sports university in Manipur soon.

“Manipur will get an exclusive sports university soon,” Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh said here.

The land transfer formalities are nearly complete and shortly the foundation stone will be laid for construction of the multi-crore university campus, the minister said in a statement.

Noting that Manipur is known for winning medals in international athletic events, Singh said: “The decision to establish an exclusive sports university will not only help in grooming the sports talent of the state’s youth but will also address the issue of unemployment to a great extent.”

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