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UNION MINISTER OF STATE (SPORTS) VISITS LOKTAK LAKE OF MANIPUR

Published on Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 Both
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Imphal, June 12, 2022(DIPR): Hon’ble Union MoS for Home Affairs and YAS Shri  NISITH PRAMANIK visited Loktak Lake today morning. He was accompanied by Hon’ble Minister, Public Works and YAS Shri Govindas Konthoujam, Shri M. Asnikumar Singh ,Hon’ble Chairman, Loktak Development Authority(LDA) Shri M. Asnikumar Singh, Principal Secretary YAS, GoM Shri SS Chhabra and other central and state government  officials. As part of the same visit, he also visited INA H/Q & INA Memorial Hall Moirang, Water Sports Centre, Takmu, Chaoba Hill & Karang Island Loktak lake, Sendra Tourist spot etc.

The visit also comprised of a plantation at INA HQ, interaction with young water sports athletes at Takmu, boat ride to Karang island, where he interacted with some fishermen based in the lake. 

The Hon’ble Union MoS was truly impressed by the allure of the Loktak lake and personally assured of all possible assistance from his end in parameters such as ecological restoration and conservation of the lake, improvement of livelihood of the  communities dependent on the lake, upgrading water sports facilities etc. The Hon’ble Union MoS gave words of support and encourage to the young water sports athletes of Takmu and expressed happiness on  their exceptional performances at various levels since the last 2 decades.

Shri Govindas Konthoujam , Hon’ble Minister YAS requested the Hon’ble Union MoS for  assistance regarding upgradation of facilities at Takmu Water Sports complex and the same centre to be taken over by SAI at the earliest. In response, Hon’ble Union MoS assured of all possible assistance from the YAS Ministry and also requested for submission of a detailed report from the state YAS department at the earliest regarding the same.

At the conclusion of his visit, the Hon’ble Union MoS assured to visit the loktak lake exclusively for a few days in the very near future and appreciated the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh & his team for accelerating development in the state; he reserved special appreciation for redevelopment of the historic INA to new heights by the state government.