Manipur is all set to host the first ever North East Olympic Games at the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal from October 24 to 28.
Around 2000 sportspersons from eight Northeastern states will take part in the upcoming event wherein the athletes will compete in 12 different sports categories.
The categories are archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, football, judo, karate, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting and wshu.
All the sportspersons and participants in the game will be staying at the youth hostels, national sports university hostels and others inside the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal.
In view of the development, Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) headed by its president Th Radheshyam Singh conducted a social service camp at the Khuman Lampak sports complex which is the venue of the Games on Saturday.
Around 600 sportspersons including players from Sports Authority of India, police personnel under training in Manipur police training centre at Pangei near Imphal, members of MOA and others participated in the day’s social service.
Meanwhile, Manipur Judo Association has announced players for Manipur Judo team who will take part in the games to be held at Imphal for the first time.
The women Judokan players who will represent Manipur include H Dhanapyari Devi (48 Kg), L Sandhya Devi (52 Kg), N Gunileima Devi (57 Kg), K Diana Devi (63 Kg) and H Julia Devi (70 Kg).
The men Judokan players who will represent Manipur include S Maimu Singh (56 Kg), N Yashwal Singh (60 Kg), N Sunish Singh (66 Kg), L Meino Singh (73 Kg) and Y Sunil Singh (81 Kg).L Denith Singh, A Surjit Meitei and T Sanatomba were selected as team coaches.