The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS), Government of Manipur has taken the initiative to regulate entry and safeguard the sanctity of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex which is the seat of sports in Manipur by restricting access to the complex to registered individuals.
In a release issued by the YAS on Wednesday, the department stated that entry of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex will be regulated by charging nominal fees. However, the complex will be accessible to professional sportspersons of the state, staff of YAS, State Kala Academy, MOA, NSU and other offices located inside the Complex including those staying in the Government quarters.
The release said that fee structure for entry pass inside Khuman Lampak Sports Complex would be Rs 100 per person for one month and Rs 1200 per person for a 1 Year/Annual Entry Pass. The time slot for the entry during the summer season (March to September) is 4:30 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm. In the winter season (October to February), the entry timing is 4:30 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm.
As per the new measure by the department, no littering would be allowed inside the complex and plastics/food/plastic bottles are to be strictly prohibited inside the complex. Use of any intoxicants is to be strictly prohibited inside the complex and can be jailed as per the law of the land.
Plucking of flowers/fruits/plants/saplings inside the complex shall be fined and engraving/writing on any walls/surface are strictly prohibited & shall be fined. Individuals with a valid pass for morning would be entitled to enter the facility only in the morning and vice versa, it added.
The release said that the latest measure is being taken up to safeguard the sanctity and development of the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex. The collected entry fees would be utilized in maintenance of the sports complex, it stated.
The department has also taken up enumerable initiatives for the upliftment of sports in the state, it said, adding that the drafting of State Youth Policy is under-way to help enhance the role of youths in the state and initiative has been taken up to implement the Sports Code as per the guidelines of Government of India.
It continued that cash incentives to promising sportspersons and medallists have been announced as a reward for their efforts in bringing laurels for the state and the country. The Department is also in discussion with various stakeholders to develop the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex and other sports stadia to world class facilities, it stated.