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Manipur government announced schemes for sportspersons, artistes

Manipur government announced schemes for sportspersons, artistes

The Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has announced the biggest ever scheme for the welfare of sports persons and artists of the State.

Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroising gi Tengbang (CMAST) and Chief Minister Artist Sing gi Tengbang (CMAT) scheme would provide benefits to thousands of sportspersons and artistes of the State who have brought laurels to the State and Country.

CMAST scheme:

Under the CMAST scheme, suitable employment in government services would be provided to sportspersons winning medals in international events, on the basis of criteria laid down by the state government.

Cash awards will be awarded for Olympians who bag gold, silver, bronze, and the winners will be given Rs.1 crore, Rs.75 lakh, and Rs.50 lakh respectively.

The government will provide incentives of up to Rs.2 lakh per annum to around 250 local clubs of the state.

CMAT Scheme:
The CMAT scheme has been designed for renowned artistes. It encourages them to performing arts, literary arts, and visual arts. The scheme will benefit around 4,000 artistes a year.

Pension will be extended to around 1,000 artistes who are 60 years and above under the scheme.
The scheme will provide financial assistance to the award winners in the national competition and festivals.

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