Imphal: Manipur Hockey organized a reception in honour of Gyanendro Ningombam, the newly appointed officiating president of Hockey India at the residence of Basudeva Singh, the president of Manipur Hockey at Thangal Bazar, here on Saturday.
The function was attended by Basudeva Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Manipur Hockey, L. Bashanta Sharma, Vice President, Manipur Hockey, K. Krishna Kumar Singh, and Joint Secretary, Hockey India Nirmalata Phurailatpam, as the presidium members.
L. Bashanta Sharma, delivered the keynote address and congratulated Gyanendro Ningombam, on his appointment as the new president of Hockey India. On behalf of the Manipur Hockey Bashanta Sharma wished him a grand success in his new venture as chief of Hockey India.
In his chief guest speech, Gyanendro Ningombam spoke on the potentials of hockey development in Manipur and also begged the support of affiliating bodies in bringing about tremendous achievements in hockey in Manipur and India. His main task is to help the Indian teams win the World Cup and Olympic Games.
President and Vice-President of Hockey Manipur, and Joint Secretary of Hockey India also spoke at the reception function.
The same function was also held at Kshetri Leikai LP School and participated by officials of Khongman Students Club, Khongman Hockey Academy, Oriental Club, Social Workers Congress Khongman, South East Youth Organisation, L. Bashanta Sharma, and hockey lovers of Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai. The second reception function was hosted by Seram Neken, the Zilla Parishad member of Imphal East.