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Sports secretary felicitated

Imphal, Oct. 11: Newly-inducted parliamentary secretary for sports M. Prithiviraj was felicitated by Presto Wonders, Imphal branch and Celebrity Media Group, Manipur, at Olympic Bhavan at Khuman Lampak sports complex this evening.

Prithiviraj said he was hopeful of the prospects of sports in Manipur, particularly after India’s success at the London Olympics.

“In the Beijing Olympics, we won three medals and in the London Olympics we got six,” he said.

Prithiviraj warned that drastic changes cannot be made but collective thought was needed for progress.

Youth affairs and sports director H. Deelep Singh also attended the felicitation-cum-interaction programme.

Polo meet

The Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association will hold the sixth Manipur Polo International meet from November 24-29 at Mapal Kangjeibung.

The meet, part of the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2012 from November 21-30, will have six teams from Germany, France, England, Thailand and two teams from India, including one from Indian Polo Association and Manipur.

Coaches’ course: The AIFF has selected Maniratan Singh and Somorendro Singh to attend a grassroots course at Kalyani, West Bengal, from November 2-6.