The Shannaroishingee Numit -2020 (Players’ Day) was observed in Manipur on Tuesday.
The programme was held under the aegis of Department of Youth Affairs and Sports at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal.
Youth affairs & sports minister Letpao Haokip, commissioner Bobby Waikhom of Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and its director Dr K Shyamsunder Singh besides secretary Sunil Elangbam of Manipur Olympic Association were present during the observation.
The first Shannaroishingee Numit was held in 1999 to mark the historic win of Manipur in the fifth National Games held from February 14-25 in the same year.
Manipur emerged team champion by bagging the coveted Raja Bhalendra Singh Trophy.
In his speech, Letpao said the players of the State has been doing well in their performances so far, and the several medals, awards and laurels that they brought to Manipur was a testimony for this claim.
However, he cautioned the upcoming generation of players not to be half-hearted in their efforts, and to double up their struggles and hardwork as many leading senior Manipuri players have created a strong legacy for them to follow.
The minister also flagged off the Players’ Day Run which was participated by hundreds of players of the State.
Acknowledging his contribution to the making of Archery Indian Round Bows, noted bow-maker from Manipur, B Chaoba Sharma was also honoured as a part of the observation of the Players’ Day.