The Online Essay Competition 2021 was organised by the Manipur Olympic Association to mark the 32nd Olympic Games of Modern Era.
The essay competition was held on the topic 'The Past, Present and Future Prospects of Indian Sportspersons in the Olympics: Contribution of Manipur Sportspersons'.
The Manipur Olympic Association honoured five Tokyo Olympians, former Olympians, state associations officials and media persons at a function on Sunday.
The Manipur government had announced a cash reward of Rs 1.2 crore to gold medal winners, Rs 1 crore for silver medal winners and Rs 75 lakh for bronze medal winners at the Tokyo Olympics from the state.
The YAS department, Manipur seems not to have properly studied the criteria to the opening of Khelo India Centre as well as Centre of Excellence under the Khelo India Scheme, the MOA stated.