TODAY -

Not To Equivocal Attempts Only, But To Grassroot Prospectives Also

Gyanendro Ningombam *

Grass-root football development programme at Artificial turf, Lamlong :: 9th September 2013
Grass-root football development programme at Artificial turf, Lamlong in September 2013 :: Pix - Jinendra Maibam / Harnet Phanjoubam



Recognising the sports achievers of north east region alone will not be enough in taking the sports forward. Development scheme needs to be channelized to avoid pretty ends ..

While State Government, State Association, Local organizers and Sports enthusiasts of the entire North East Region are pouring cash awards, appreciations, acknowledgements and accolades to the sportspersons of the region who brought laurels of the country in the XXth Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland and 19th Asian Games, Incheon in South Korea, we have had another cheerful moment when General(Retd.) Dr. VK Singh gave away cash awards to medal winners from the NER in a befitting function held at IGNCA ground, New Delhi on 8th November 2014.

The historic award ceremony “ North East Council Chairman Sports Award” for excellence in International and national sports meet by sportsman/sportswomen from the region was attended by Sh Kiren Rijiju, Ministry of State Home Affairs, MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Sh R Vijay Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Development of NE Region. It was a fascinating moment for all sports lovers of the region. The scheme “Chairman of sports awards” was inducted by the ministry of Developments of NE Region in the year 2008-09 with an objective to incentivise and recognise the efforts and contribution of sportsperson in winning laurels for the nation and promote sports in the region in particular.

Under this scheme winners of the Olympics, an amount of Rs.40 lakhs for Gold medal, 20 lakhs and 10 lakhs for Bronze medal to the sportspersons from the region. And for winning in Asian games cash award of 10lakhs for Gold, Rs 5lakh for Silver and Rs. 3 lakhs for Bronze medal. Altogether 16 sportspersons including Olympic Bronze medallist Mary Kom from this region who made India proud in the recently concluded XXth Commonwealth Games (9 sports persons)and 19th Asian games 2014 (7sportspersons) respectively were felicitated and handsome amount of cash award were pour in to these sportspersons

One note, which is very interesting to all of us is that out of 16 achievers from this region 15 are from Manipur, a season that we can presume as the best that produced the biggest shake up in the history of sports in Manipur with a large exclamation mark. That 8 sportspersons from the state of Manipur excelled 1 Gold,6 Silver and 1 Bronze in Commonwealth Games and the 7 sportsperson also excelled 3 Gold and 4 bronze in the Incheon Asiad 2014.It is a marvellous and impressive stateliness for which people of this tiny sports loving should always proud of.

Let us now deliberate how sports enthusiasts of the region would have greeted these sportspersons terming their outstanding performance and chivalrous that herald yet another beginning of sports moment in the region. The landmark and success, in fact, would also be a huge turn around in term of popularising sports more and more where youngsters are always accustomed to taking up sports as a career .And in turn of it would also be a source of inspiration for organizers in taking up huge task in developing sports in a scientific-oriented manner in order to ensure the prospective in the region.

But to my continued stint in the sports journalism I must salute here that by giving cash awards, acknowledgement and recognition only will not enough to bring region’s sports forward unless we accumulate hand to hand ground work of nurturing talented youths in a systematic manner. And before this or at this point kit will be wrong concept to endorse any kind of optimism.

Again, when we talk of development all thinkers, bureaucrats, planners, and organisers become very puzzled rather than talking tall. From this instances all villages, sub-divisions and districts in the entire region are still in pretty bad shape for not developing any infrastructure either good or bad for putting such talented youths into exposure for such a long time- why ? Are they pulling string or doing all works under bureaucrats confines ?

Why are the people of some particular places said to be the hub of sports in the region unhappy about the lack of facilities or infrastructures ? Why are there rumblings everywhere on the poor initiation over development of sports by the departments or other organisers ? Why is the Government not able to take proper attention in developing sports infrastructures and play fields to each and every villages of these hub areas ?

Why do we see this type of communication gap between sports loving people, players /youths and Government at all.?taking the talented youths into field is the only major to bring sports forward in the region. Therefore we need to slog out or to take up any possible measures to prove that the region is the only power hose of sports in the country.

People expect more development in sports .On this aspect we need a pragmatic evolution in the region. Donor, State Govts, state associations and organisers even co-operate houses if any should come forward and keep their thoughts towards development of sports in the region. Would not Doner or State Govts be able to take marvellous role in making clear accentuate the apprehensions of the people over keeping development plans undone for a pretty long-time in order to ensure the region to become the “Mecca” of sports in the country.

On creditability of sports development and integrity of utilizing the proper process of nurturing talented youths (Discipline wise) either in a Academy or in a permanent coaching center (may be set up at any suitable place of the region) which is now under cloud of doubt-the Donor, state Govts .needs to carry out the task under a concrete plan urgently and immediately.

To set up states run academies or regular coaching centres means youths will be derived from availing the much needed infrastructure and the can learn basic in their formative years. It will not only ensure a professional approach but also infuse a method to marshalling a player to international standard. But the of establishing healthy youths to youths relation through sports in the region with a special focus on development in sports sector it is regretted that even after years of founding the Donor-state sports departments, lack of initiation to translate any proper scheme or vision on sports development into reality has been a serious setback for the people of this region.

The other thing that we would like to reflect upon is that Is there any scheme for long term policy to address on the related issues in a well co-ordinate way or would a group of opinion be saying that there is, at this point of time no such scheme or plan being taken up from which we can expect the future of the youths from this region? Therefore –to ensure proper field and infrastructure and equipments in the nook and corner of the region will be a befitting tribute to youngsters. This is the time . It is now or never.


* Dr Th Premchand Singh wrote this article for Hueiyen Lanpao
The writer is the Editor of the MEEYAM Evening Daily. He can be reached at gyanendroningombam(at)gmail(dot)com
This article was posted on November 15, 2014.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Culturals @Mera Houchongba #2 :: Gallery
  • Kang Chingba @ Wangkhei :: Gallery
  • North East Fashion Week #2 :: Gallery
  • Know The Meetei
  • Indo-Naga Peace Process :: Articles
  • Not just the Gateway
  • Use milk for silky smooth skin
  • Mobile Application for Sangai Festival
  • Manipuri Mega Photo Contest Finalist
  • 5 point resolution on Naga Political Issue
  • NE is least favoured tourist destination
  • Final: Hazari/Tombi Polo #1 :: Gallery
  • Sangai Festival 2017- Events Schedule
  • #TB hotspot cannot be on blindspot
  • United Metal 3.0 @Imphal
  • My name is Kom, Mary Kom
  • Swachch Bharath Swasth Bharath
  • Sangai Festival 2017- Online booking site
  • The Killing Fields (2013-17) :: Timeline
  • Mary set on Olympic gold
  • For every causes, there is a reason
  • Moibung Khunou -near khurkhul :: Gallery
  • Miss Kut #4 :: Gallery
  • On the Naga Framework Agreement
  • Media Challenge: Glance from hills #1
  • GIS day at NIT Manipur
  • Pangal Leader Mohammed Hanif Shah
  • NPF questions Speaker convening meet
  • Painting Exhibition by Babli Das (Tripura)
  • Indo-Naga Talks 2017 :: News Timeline
  • Looking out for possible measures
  • Manipur Sangai Festival 2016 #7 : Ooba
  • Cultural Program @ MCA :: Gallery
  • Parihal, Nimshimphy, Neilianthang: eMing
  • Ningol ChakKouba @MBC #3 :: Gallery
  • Oh dear Daddy, see I a Native Proud: Poem
  • Buddha's metta and karuna #3
  • Narendra Modi will never play Nehru
  • Photo Caption Contest by Whakal.com
  • General Call to All Former NPF Leaders
  • Penguin Readathon & Book Gifting
  • ENNG opposes inclusion of TCL..
  • Report alarm for Arunachal
  • Loktak witness drastic fall in migratory birds
  • Lecture on 'Rohingya Resettlement'
  • 'Weaves of Ching-tam' @London :: Gallery
  • Opening: Jadonang Football #1 :: Gallery
  • Robert's Weaves of valley & hills at London
  • Remembering boy..felled by fake encounter
  • Reorganisation of North Eastern Council #1
  • Sangai Photo Awards 2017 : Contest
  • Meeyam meekup nahum singna leibiyu
  • HighWays : Govt. needs seriousness
  • Singcha Wuya Won @Kamjong #4 :: Gallery
  • SDG Consultation: NE :: Gallery
  • North East Fashion Week #1 :: Gallery
  • Distribution Patterns of the Asian Eye
  • Sustainable Development Goal Consultation
  • Wrangle in Mapithel dam: Legal perspective
  • In the Slums of Heaven :: Poem
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony for AR Martyrs
  • Time to take a bow, Robert
  • Create jobs for NE to stop trafficking
  • March: Mera Houchongba #4:: Gallery
  • Sin-Lang Fest @DM College #2 :: Gallery
  • Sangai Festival: Ideas for a change
  • A shadowy dreamer :: Poem
  • Winter - A blessing in disguise for us ...
  • Course in Nanotechnology at NEHU
  • Pamel : Serene Natural Hub, near Lamlai
  • Vacancy at YVU Financial Services, Thoubal
  • System Operators @PR Enterprise, Khurai
  • Just by showing concern will not change..
  • Food Stall @Phayeng #2 :: Gallery
  • Miss Kut #3 :: Gallery
  • The moment :: Poem
  • Board exams decoded
  • 3rd NE Fashion at Itanagar: Day 2
  • Conference : North East in Globalized Era
  • NE-IAS launched to support Startup India
  • Painting Competition on Conservation
  • Ramkung Pamei is new MHJU Chief
  • Priyogopal (Senior Artist)- Photo :: eRang
  • Kabui Dance @Jadonang Football:: Gallery
  • Fashion @NE Festival, Delhi :: Gallery
  • Deviance and Corruption in Kangleipak
  • Applied health research is vital to #endTB
  • 3rd NE Fashion at Itanagar: Day 1
  • Tri-nation Motorcycle Rally reach Imphal
  • Traffic woes continues
  • Kwatha festival #1 :: Gallery
  • Kokkhum Festival #1 :: Gallery
  • Special Rapporteur on Human Rights
  • The threat to balkanize Manipur
  • Cry of a Dying River - 6 :: Poem
  • Biological based integrated Congress grass
  • 3rd Audition of Fagi Unplugged
  • Sadar Hills District Demand: News Timeline
  • Of clean environment
  • Paonam Lily (Archery) Reception :: Gallery
  • North East Fest @ Delhi :: Gallery
  • Girls Football- Nov 4 #2 :: Gallery
  • IBSD, India & VITO, Belgium signed MOU
  • First angioplasty for in-stent restenosis
  • RIST Popular Talk-33: Quantum Hall states
  • Commonwealth alumni event of NE
  • Lecture on The Rohingya Conundrum
  • Tri-National Motorcycle Rally
  • 3rd North East Fashion Week at Itanagar
  • ILP Nov 30 deadline: Why not only for valley
  • Expected changes, do we see ?
  • Festival of Raas Leela #2 :: Gallery
  • Sin-Lang Fest @DM College #1 :: Gallery
  • Hari Uthan- Kang Chingba #2 :: Gallery
  • Code of silence: Concealing gender justice
  • God Rules Over All :: Poem
  • Five day 'Flower Show' at Ukhrul
  • Go birding to honour Bird Man of India
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Uphul Waiphul and Leikhom Leinang
  • A reminder to Central Govt.
  • Ningol Chak-Kouba @Pune :: Gallery
  • Miss Kut #2 :: Gallery
  • Meitei Pictographic Writings :: Book Review
  • Careers related to mental health
  • Beauty & Money for a purpose
  • Human rights infractions in Mapithel Dam
  • AMAND Ningol Chakouba at Pune : Report
  • Chef Required at Kakching
  • NHPC Raising day at Loktak Power Station
  • Of ST demand, ILP, peace talk
  • For elderly people
  • Prof. Nongmaithem Tombi Singh : A Profile
  • Hazari/ Tombi Polo Tournament #2:: Gallery
  • U-17 Footballer honored by Guv :: Gallery
  • Just in favour of nocturnal life
  • Dance of Fire Flies at Autumn :: Poem
  • North East Festival bids farewell
  • Agenda of Govt spelt out at DBC, Maram
  • Nurturing the future
  • Ningol Chak-Kouba @Delhi #2:: Gallery
  • NE Fashion Weekend @Delhi #1 :: Gallery
  • History will not forgive us
  • A girl :: Poem
  • Pre-merger political party struggle
  • JRF wanted at NIT Silchar
  • Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party
  • Welcome to Southern Nagalim greeting
  • March: Mera Houchongba #3:: Gallery
  • Girls Football- Nov 4 #1:: Gallery
  • Taxi- raising Air Pollution in Ukhrul
  • Back to basics to #endTB: Do it right
  • Man with Flower's Life :: Poem
  • Skill development training with MUDA
  • Quiz Competition at NE Festival
  • Free cataract operation at Loktak
  • Traffic control- still a flop show
  • Pui Thangamliu -Photos #1 :: eRang
  • NH7 Weekender [28 October] :: Gallery
  • Surjalal: Fellow of American Physical Society
  • Ithai Barrage for Irrigation: Beautiful Promise
  • NE Festival 2017 starts off
  • The Sun & the Cloud :: Poem
  • Land encroachment at Lamka College
  • Salesian College Grabs UK Project
  • Nagaland CM met Rajnath reg. Naga issue
  • Ranked 5th in women safety: stereotyping?
  • Prime focus
  • Miss Kut #1 :: Gallery
  • Hari Uthan- Kang Chingba #1 :: Gallery
  • Kangujam Chinglensana (Hockey) feted
  • reach the tipping point for childhood TB?
  • A round of applause for N Biren, CM..
  • Link Research with Education for NE
  • Culture is beyond Religion: Najma Heptulla
  • Vacancies @ Chirag Estate, Gurgaon
  • Defection of some party workers : NPCC
  • ST for Meiteis: Final say rests with Delhi
  • Understanding responsibility
  • Chavang Kut @Tengnoupal :: Gallery
  • Sub-Junior Girls Football #2:: Gallery
  • A crusade for a greener Manipur
  • Tourist Guide as career option #2
  • 'Govt working for inclusive development'
  • Namsai gets Buddha relic from Thailand
  • 5th NE Festival at Delhi: Program Schedule
  • 20th Asian Charter for Human Rights: Video
  • National Unity Day at Ukhrul
  • Ningol Chak-Kouba @Delhi #1:: Gallery
  • Happy Kut Wishes :: e-pao Flash
  • Let's be racist
  • 3rd Ningol Chakouba, Delhi : A Report
  • Dr. Rahejuddin Sheikh : Best Director Award
  • Conference: North East in Globalized Era
  • Chothe: Shabu Hong Rein :: Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • IT Employment Devlp Course :: Gallery
  • NH7 Weekender [27 October] :: Gallery
  • Red Light Area in Manipur ?
  • Candle light for Belinda Morse :: Gallery
  • Exhibition of Pottery Crafts #2 :: Gallery
  • Phayeng Cultural programme :: Gallery
  • Khongjom War Memorial #3 :: 360 ° View
  • Ichangi Laidhi #1 :: eRang
  • Ningol Chakkouba by Paomee:: Gallery
  • Ningol Chakkouba @Kolkata :: Gallery
  • Tourism Day @ Phayeng #1 :: Gallery
  • Ningol to her mapam lamdam :: Gallery
  • Manipuri Calendar for 2018 : Download it
  • Mera Men Tongba :: Gallery
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Kh Ninthoinganba
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Thounaojam Jeakson
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Nongdamba Naorem
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Dheeraj Moirangthem
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Amarjit Kiyam (Captain)
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Thangjam Boris
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Wangjam Suresh
  • FIFA U-17 Profile :: Md Shahjahan
  • Featured Photo for 2017 #4 :: Gallery
  • Old Manipuri Movie #1 :: eRang Classic
  • Landscape of Manipur #7: Wallpaper
  • SPONSORED ADS