The SAI-NERC has extended its best wishes to its former inmates for medal winning performances in the 19th Asian Games 2023, Hangzhou, China which will have a gala opening on September 23.
Among the 10 athletes, Sepak Takraw player Elangbam Priya Devi and Wushu player Naorem Roshibina Devi are currently enrolled in SAI-STC Imphal and SAI-NERC Imphal.
SAI-STC Imphal Deputy Director and Dronacharya Awardee, Leishangthem Ibomcha Singh on behalf of the Institution, showered his blessing to its 10 sportspersons to raise the country flag high with their glittering performances.
The sportspersons includes Judokas Maibam Indubala Devi who was in SAI-STC from 2012-2017, Wushu player Naorem Roshibina Devi of SAI-STC from 2012 till date, Wushu player M.Sunil of SAI-STC Imphal from 2012-2016, Sepak Takraw player E.Priya Devi of SAI-STC from 2012 till date, and will be her first Asian Games competition.
SAI NERC Imphal sepak takraw players Ayekpam Maipak Devi from 2007-2017, Oinam Chaoba Devi from 2011-2016 and is currently a PET in YAS Department, Yumnam Akash Meitei from 2009-2017, Sorokhaibam Malemnganba Singh and Wahengbam Henary Singh from 2012-2018 and is currently employed in SSB.
Out of the nine players in Sepak Takraw events, six were former inmates of SAI-STC Imphal and were exposed to Asian Games and other international events.
Special mention may be made of Judo coach, Oinam Raseswari who will be the first women coach of the Indian Judo Team. Raseswari joined SAI-STC in Judo discipline in November 1, 1999 and was tutored under Coach Savitri Chanu till 2009 and later joined Inspire Institute of Sports, Bellary as Coach.