Manipur: FIFA U-17 World Cup Manipur players feted by CM Biren Singh

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IMPHAL, October 17: Chief Minister Biren Singh accorded a rousing reception to eight Manipuri players, who had participated in U-17 FIFA World Cup.

Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Boris Singh Thangjam, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Nongdamba Naorem, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Ningthoinganba Meitei and Md. Shah Jahan were specially invited at CM's Secretariat along with their guardians for the reception.

Chief minister Biren Singh handed over cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to all the players. The cash rewards were earlier announced by the State Government in recognition to the hard work, achievement and performance of the players.

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While speaking at the occasion, Biren Singh said that it does not matter that one wins or loses, all that matters is the performance and spirit.

He added that the whole population of Manipur, both hill and valley, felt so proud of the eight players who represented the country in the prestigious global sporting event.

The Chief Minister also wished all the players for a great career ahead and to perform better in future tournaments.

(TNT-The Northeast news with inputs from DIPR Manipur)