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IMPHAL, June 7 (NEPS): The Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) completes 25 years of its existence and a grand “Silver Jubilee” celebration of the MFI has been successfully organized here at SAI Indoor Boxing Stadium, Khuman Lampak, Imphal Saturday.
Colorful cultural dances, songs and Manipur Martial arts have dominated the opening ceremony of the “Grand Silver Jubilee Celebration of the MFI” on June 6, besides Muaythai Thai fights as part of the Celebration.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest of the event, Oken Jeet Sandham, who is also President of the Muaythai Federation of India (MFI), recalled how they had struggled to come to such a long journey. “It is unimaginable that we complete 25 years working in the MFI National Federation today,” he said. “We started with a few like-minded people to form the National Muaythai Federation in 1990 and finally came up in the name and style of Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) in the same year.”
Sandham also recalled the contributions made my Muaythai leaders from across the country and further pointed out that it was because of their selfless efforts, they could have such a long journey of 25 years. “I salute to those leaders who made the completion of 25 years happened on this occasion,” he said.
MFI Secretary General O Manglemjao also spoke on the occasion. Lauding the efforts of MFI President Sandham who is not only President but also the founder President of the Federation, he said many Muaythai athletes not only from North East India but also from other parts of India could take part in various World Muaythai Championships held in various parts of the world under Sandham’s leadership. “I could participate in 13th Asian Games in 1998 at Bangkok as Referee and Judge due to the constant guidance from MFI President Sandham,” he recalled.
All the MFI leaders present on the occasion have been honored with mementos and other awards.
Few MFI senior Executives also spoke on the occasion.
In the meantime, the organizing committee has appreciated the service rendered by the medical team from the Khuman Lampak Dispensary during the Silver Jubilee Celebration.