Dimapur, November 11: The 1st Falcon Angling Competition organized by District Anglers Wokha Nagaland (DAWN) was successfully held on November 9 at Tzüza Eryu, Doyang under Pangti village. The event was sponsored by Department of Tourism, Government of Nagaland as part of Amur Falcon Conservation Week & Festival. Besides local anglers from Wokha, Mokokchung, Dimapur & Kohima, angling enthusiasts from Assam also participated in the competition.
Akum Ao from Mokokchung district emerged as the winner of the competition and was awarded a cash prize of Rs.30,000. He caught 1.42 Kg Mahseer which was released back as an effort to create awareness and save the endangered Mahseer. 2nd Prize was bagged by Nyanthung Odyuo, 3rd Prize goes to Wapang , 4th Prize Libemo Kithan and 5th Prize Chumbemo Ngullie. Award for ‘First catch of the competition’, ‘the most disciplined angler’, and the ‘lukiest angler’ went to Chumbemo Ngullie, Ponathung Tungoe and Y Zubenthung Ovung respectively.
Special invitee of the prize distribution ceremony, Lotimenba, Joint Director, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources spoke on the huge potential of Doyang reservoir and the department efforts to conserve and utilize for the benefits of the people.
A short speech was delivered by Phukato Sumi, President Anglers Association Nagaland(AAN). He urged the local people to cooperate, conserve and popularize the Tzüza angling zone in order to harvest various economic benefits in near future.
K N Mhonthung, President DAWN in his keynote address emphasised on the conservation, sustainable living and the importance of community participation /support to bring changes and in the society.
The District Anglers Wokha Nagaland thanked all those who assisted in different ways and participated in the event.
(Page News Service)