Imphal: To develop sports in India from grass root level, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India has included traditional game of Manipur, Thang-Ta among fourteen disciplines under Khello India.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India is planning to build up to 1,000 centres in every State of the country and Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur has requested the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of Manipur to establish Khello India centre for three disciplines consisting of Thang-Ta and got two centre which are Bishnupur District and Imphal West district, H. Cha Babu, Secretary, Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association Manipur said.
Unfortunately, District Youth Affairs and Sports (DYSO), Thoubal and Imphal East have not recommended the inclusion of Thang-Ta in Khello India, said H. Cha Babu lamented.
Cha Babu also stated that the attitude of the DYSO, Thoubal and Imphal East district is very unfortunate and is a rude response to the traditional art of Thang-Ta and people of the state, insisting that something must be there behind the screen. So, the Department of Youth Affairs and Government of Manipur should try to include the traditional game of Thang-Ta and in every district of the State, he added.