PM Narendra Modi addressed the youth program and sports ministers’ Chintan Shibir held in Imphal through video conferencing. On this occasion, PM Modi said, ” I am happy that this Chintan Shibir has been held on the soil of Manipur this year. Many sportspersons from North East have won medals for the country. They have raised the pride of the country.”
Addressing the shibir PM Modi added,” I hope that Sports Ministers from across the country will learn a lot from Manipur. The warmth and hospitality of the people of Manipur will make your stay a pleasant one.
PM Modi said, ” The government is setting up Khelo India Centers of Excellence in every state and these efforts will become the foundation of a new India in the sports world. He asked the sports ministers of the country to ensure that no sporting talent is overlooked and more local competitions and tournaments are held in the country.
PM Modi added, “At least two Khelo India Centers are being established in every district of the Northeast and Khelo India State Centre of Excellence in every state. These efforts will become the foundation of a new India in the sports world.”
Besides, PM Modi said that Indian sportspersons have performed very well in many international competitions in the last one year. Our Sports Ministry will have to work with a different approach regarding the sports competitions. A different strategy has to be evolved for every competition. There should be more focus on sports infrastructure and sports training…more and more competitions should be held at the local level.”