IMPHAL, Sept 15 - Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that a stadium for Mukna, a traditional form of wrestling, will be set up soon in the state to preserve and protect the dying indigenous sport and also keep the younger generation fit and healthy.
N Biren was speaking at the closing ceremony of the First State Level Mukna Takhatnaba 2019 held in Imphal. Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker K Robindro, MLAs Heikham Dingo Singh (Sekmai), Th Satyabrata Singh (Yaiskul) and others attended the function.
Stating that the government was keen to preserve indigenous games of the state, Biren said the Annual Indigenous Martial Arts Meet will be organised as a calendar event of the government from this year onwards. The meet will be held during December 18-22. He also praised local clubs for organising such tournaments to revive indigenous sports.
The two-day State Level Mukna Takhatnaba 2019 is being organised by Iramdamgi Eenat Yokhat Lup and Eikhoigee Club under the aegis of the All Manipur Mukna Association.