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Imphal to host second edition of National Level North East Games
The preparation has been completed for 2nd edition National Level North East Games (NLNEG) to be held in Imphal, Manipur, from March 2 to 7. The first edition of NLNEG was held in Arunachal Pradesh in December in which Manipur contingent had emerged champion followed by the host Arunachal.

Earlier, Chief Minister of Arunachal Kalikho Pul went to Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy playground to encourage the players from the state and wished them good performance as well as sanctioned a lavish amount of money to the contingent before players left the state for participation in the games.

It is said that a contingent of 130 players and officials have reached from Arunachal has reached Imphal to participate in 7 out of 8 disciplines namely in Athletic, Badminton, Boxing, Football, Judo, Table Tennis and Weight Lifting.

The games are under the scheme of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Department of Sports, New Delhi. The centrally sponsored scheme was launched in 2014 in place of erstwhile Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA). It envisaged construction of a sports complex in each block of the country both for outdoor and indoor sports disciplines on land measuring about six - seven acres. The target is to cover all the 6545 blocks in 634 districts in a phased manner over a period of 5 years.

Besides the North East Games,  Rural Sports Competitions; Sports Competitions exclusively for Women and Sports Competitions for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affected Areas are being organized under the scheme.

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