Manipur: National Sports University to be renamed as 'National Sports University, Haraothel'



The Kuki Students Organisation, Sadar Hills and the Kuki Inpi, Manipur have agreed to call off the six-day bandh along National Highway No. 2 and Kangpokpi district after reaching a consensus with the government.

The agreement signed between the KSO, Kuki Inpi and the Manipur Government, concluded that they will rename the National Sports University as the National Sports University, Haraothel Kangpokpi District.

The bandh that went on for two days from October 5, left many vehicles and trucks stranded on National Highway No. 2.

Sources also stated that unidentified miscreants burnt the water tanker of National Sports University and damaged a temple belonging to the Meitei community in Haraothel during the two-day bandh.

The Chief of Haraothel village in Kangpokpi had earlier donated the land for the university. It was also agreed upon that they should readjust the land demarcation, keeping in mind the demands of the villages.

The agreement letter was signed by the Minister for Irrigation and Flood Control, Letpao Haokip, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Awangbow Newmai, Minister for Forest, Environment and Sericulture S. Rajen Singh, Minister of Education and Fishery Ngamthang Haokip, Advisor to the Chief Minister, and representatives of the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Sadar Hills and Kuki Inpi, Manipur.