Games & Sports form an inseparable part of the lives of the people of Manipur. In earlier days, It flourished in different forms of Indegenous Games and enjoyed Royal Patronage. Aftter the introduction of modern games by Sir Churachand Singh, KCSI, CBE and formation of Manipur Olympic Association after the Second World War, the players of the V national Games in 1999 and the installation of modern infrastructures have helped to enhance the standard of the players further. Today, this tiny State is proud of having 13 (thirteen) Olympians, 1 (One) Padma BhusanÂ Awardees, 14 (fourteen) Arjuna Awardee, 2(two) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees, 1(One) Dhyanchand Awardee and 1 (One) Dronacharya Awardww. A Number of sportspersons belonging to Manipur are playing under different banners country-wide. Historically, Manipur being sports loving State, the youths are following it vigorously to excel despite various bottlenecks and resource constraints. State Sports Policy A state Sports Policy was adopted in 1992 which was again amended in 2003 and different programmes like Financial Assistance to State Sports Associations, Employment of Sportspersons in various Government Units, Creation of Sports Infrastructures are taken under the policy. State Youth Policy A State Youth Policy was notified in 2011 and different youth welfare programmes are taken up under this policy. Administrative Set-Up: The Department of Youth Affairs & Sports was bifurcated from the Education Department on 16th April, 1980 and since then, the Department implemented various programmes for the promotion of Games & Sports and various Youth Welfare Programmes in the State. The Directorate is located at the Khuman lampak Sports Complex and the District offices under the DYASOs are located at each of the 9 (nine) District Headquarters and 2(two) A.D.C. Headquarters of Jiribam and Kangpokpi (Sadar Hills). The Director, Youth Affairs & Sports is the Head of department and is assisted by 2 (two) Joint Directors, 5(five) Deputy Directors, 4 (four) Assistant Directors, 1(one) Finance Officer, 1(one) Special officer, 1(one) Senior Youth officer and 1(one) Store Officer and 552 Nos. of field Officials and ministerial staffs. The District Youth Affairs & Sports Officer is the Head of Office, Drawing and Disbursing Officer of the District. He/She is assisted by other subordinate staffs like Superintendent(P), Coaches, Youth Officers and ministerial staff. similarly, the Dy.Director (Admn) is the HOO and DDO of the Sub – Divisional YAS office Kangpokpi assisted by their subordinate staff.