Manipur joined the World in observing International Olympic Day 2021 today. The day was initially observed to promote the idea of the Olympics and in order to celebrate the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This committee was formed on June 23, 1894 in Sorbonne, Paris.
Manipur Olympic Association organised "Olympic Day Run' at Olympic Bhavan in Khuman Lampak Sports Complex to mark the occasion. MOA Senior Vice President- Dr.GA.Ibopishak Sharma, General Secretary- Sunil Elangbam and many members of the Association took part in the event. It maybe mentioned that the Day is being observed in the State since 2002, with a long run which marks the day, participated by many players and sports gurus. However, this year the event was subdued owing to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. It was held by abiding necessary COVID-19 related SOPs issued by the State Government.
Speaking to media, MOA Senior Vice President- Dr.GA. Ibopishak Sharma noted that Manipur is world famous for its remarkable contribution in the field of sports. He urged the public to extend their support to the Sports fraternity to facilitate in producing more efficient players from Manipur.