Imphal Apr 12 MNS UNA: The 27th North East Games 2013 concluded yesterday at at Khuman Lampak with Manipur emerging as Champion for the 22nd times.
Gurbachand Jagat, Governor of Manipur who graced the closing ceremony as chief guest drawing the attention of Sports Authority of India, NSNIS, Patiala who are sponsoring the event annually that there is a need for re-look on the number and category of disciplines, the number and composition of the various teams, the numbers of technical officials for conduct, etc so that the games is held not only for fraternization of the people of the various States of the north east but also the competition is carried out in the true spirit of the rules and regulations binding them.
He also felt that after 27 years, there is a need to revamp the format so that the games is made more attractive and competitive, incorporating those games which are suitable to the people of the region besides drawing other sponsors and publicity added the Governor.
So there is also a need for clean sports and hence, NADA must be made active to conduct dope testing. Only when there is a competition in the true spirit of the games will there be growth for the sportsperson and they can become elite sportsperson not only representing the nation but winning medals in international competitions said Gurbachand.
The games which started under the name North East Sports Festival in 1986-87 have been renamed to North East Games in 2008 taking into consideration the growing importance of this event added the chief guest.
The north east is slowly inching up in the field of sports and it is glad to say with Manipur leading in the region. Out of 83 competitors in 13 disciplines from India in the London Olympics, 9 are from the north east in 4 disciplines.
Today Manipur took the overall champion with 76 point in their account and Assam and Mizoram stood in 2nd position with 44 points each, and in the mass passing out Mizoram took first position which was followed by Manipur.
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