The Government of Manipur have instituted incentive State Sports Awards vide Govt. orders No. 10/72/18 (sports) dtd. 3rd December/1984 for giving to Sportsmen and Sports women who have achieved outstanding performance in the National and International Competitions in the Games and Sports recognized by the Indian Olympic Association and the Department of Sports, Govt. of India with effect from 1st April/1982 to enable them to maintain their physical fitness and for developing their standard of performance.