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Junior Davis Cupper Bhushan Haobam feted

Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Govindas Kaonthoujam, acknowledging the feat, extended a cash award of Rs 5 Lakh from his YAS Department and assured Bushan Haobam, a suitable job in government when he completed his required education.

ByIFP Sports Correspondent

Updated 23 Apr 2022, 5:01 pm

(PHOTO: Facebook)
(PHOTO: Facebook)

 

Indian junior Davis Cupper Bushan Haobam glorious performances in winning the Asia Oceanic Zone of the Junior U-16 Davis Cup 2022 was feted amidst much fanfare at Imphal District Tennis Complex at Lamphelpat.

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Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Govindas Kaonthoujam, acknowledging the feat, extended a cash award of Rs 5 Lakh from his YAS Department and assured Bushan Haobam, a suitable job in government when he completed his required education. Bhushan is currently studying in Class XI.

Thangmeiband legislator Kh Joykishan Singh along with Director IPR, Balkrishna Heisham, an avid Tennis lover, also present on the occasion.

The Indian Davis Cup team who lifted the Asian Oceanic Zone qualifying round of the Junior U-16 Davis Cup 2022 was represented by Bushan Haobam, Rushil Khosla, Debasis Sahoo and captain Sajid Lodi. In the final match, India beat Japan by 2-1 sets played at DLTA Complex, New Delhi.

YAS Minister Govindas Konthoujam said, our sports budget is very meagre and we lack resources to even back up our own sportspersons. But there are so many talented sports persons but nurturing them to good effect is lacking them because of our limitations.

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Recalling the then late Union Sports Minister, Sunil Dutt who remarked India can achieve great heights in the International arena, as there were so many talented sportspersons, particularly as Manipur is contributing great talent in this regard.

He also advocated the application of science in sports and sports medicine. Our negotiations are underway with a USA company, Oracle, to infuse in new ways towards further enhancement of sports in the discipline of Table Tennis and Football. We are seeking ways to incorporate other disciplines as well. As Lawn Tennis is not featured among the targeted disciplines of RCC but now Bhushan has paved a way that it can be pursued, we will certainly discuss this aspect.  

YAS Minister Govindas Konthoujam also exhorted Bhusan Haobam, not to rest with the laurels but to work hard and pursue a higher dream of making it to the Olympic Games. 

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First published:23 Apr 2022, 5:01 pm

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Indian junior Davis CupAsia Oceanic ZoneBushan HaobamJunior U-16 Davis Cup 2022

IFP Sports Correspondent

IFP Sports Correspondent

Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur

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