Speaking at the closing function of the ten-day Manipur Sangai Festival at the Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre in Imphal, the Prime Minister,Narendra Modi said that the National Sports University to be established in Manipur will change the development scenario of the state.
He said the University will groom not only sporting talents but also umpires, scorers, dietians, architects of sporting grounds of international standard.
Modi said, sport is a very big economy and he has even asked Australia to join the new venture in Manipur during his recent visit to the country.
Describing Manipur as the cultural capital of the North-Eastern India, Mr. Modi said, the potential of the state in art and culture, tourism, sporting talent etc. need to be shown to the rest of the country and also outside the country. He said, the birthplace of the game of Polo has a lot to offer to the world.
Speaking to Party workers at the BJP State Unit Office in Imphal, the Prime Minister said that the Centre is working on a scheme to recruit youths from North-East in Delhi Police. Later, the Prime Minister left for Dimapur in Nagaland. He will open the Hornbill Festival at Kohima tomorrow.