Manipur: Kiren Rijiju in Imphal to review progress of National Sports University
Union Minister of State Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju Monday arrived in Imphal to review the overall progress related to the construction of the National Sports University (NSU) Manipur.
Rijuju will visit the NSU campus site situated in Koutruk, Imphal West district along with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
While the proposal for the setting up the University was announced in 2014, the foundation stone for the construction of the University was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 16, 2018. Since the beginning the project ran into controversies hindering the progress for the development of the varsity.
Initially, the NSU campus was proposed to be constructed at Yaithibi Loukol in Thoubal district during Okram Ibobi Singh led Congress Government in Manipur but it was later shifted to the present site in Imphal West due to controversy over land acquisition.