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Advisor Medo Yhokha graces 60-years anniversary of ZVYSO

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Advisor Medo Yhokha along with leaders of Zhadima village, Kigwema village and Zhadima Village Youth & Sports Organisation during the inaugural function of ZVYSO annual sports meet on January 3, 2022.

Kohima, January 3: The 60-years anniversary of Zhadima Village Youth and Sports Organisation (ZVYSO) and week-long annual sports meet 2022 commenced today with Advisor for Technical Education and Elections Medo Yhokha gracing the inaugural session as the chief guest.
Addressing the players from the 8 khels and villagers at Zhadima village ground, Yhokha while maintaining that government jobs in the State have reached a saturation point, asserted that the present government under leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is making all efforts to promote sports in the State.
He said the state government is working on improvised sports policy and also improving the sporting infrastructure in the State to provide opportunities for the young sporting talents to expose themselves and earn name and fame for oneself, village and the State in general through contemporary sports.
Lauding the ZVYSO for creating a platform for the sportspersons to showcase their talent through the annual meet, Yhokha hoped it continues to provide an opportunity for the youngsters to compete in higher level of competitions.
Participation and achieving medals in the village level sports should not be the end but the target should be to conquer higher levels of competitions at state, national and international arenas, he encouraged.
He said that qualities of discipline, perseverance and hard-work are must for sportspersons but the most important is to manage to defend and sustain the title, which most of the youngsters lose out of pride.
He therefore encouraged the sportspersons not to end their achievements at the village level but continue to seek the blessings of the elders and seniors to accomplish higher and remain a true champion thereby setting an example for others.
“Let us stop basking on the past glories but work to achieve greater heights in the present time,” he exhorted.
The young legislator also dwelled on the impact of climate change saying that its effects have become a reality today while the fight against climate change should not be left on the government or world leaders but each and every individual should own the responsibility.
“Let us work to conserve and preserve the biodiversity in order to maintain the ecological balance and reduce the impact of climate change,” he said while encouraging all to protect the wild life.
Meanwhile, on political lines, Yhokha lauded Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who represents the 11-Northern Angami-II Assembly Constituency for providing a stable government for which the people of the State are benefitting the fruits of development and progress.
He also challenged the people of the area to stand firm on Rio’s leadership and send him back even in the 2023 state general elections to manage the affairs of the State.
Later, Yhokha also unfurled the ZVYSO flag and declared the week-long sports meet open.
Deputy Director IPR & senior PRO Nagaland house New Delhi Kuolie Mere, who graced the ZVYSO Naga Wrestling closing ceremony as the special guest said the indigenous sport is meant to identify the strength of a man and aid in bonding among players even as players grapple and try to topple one another to claim victory.
He encouraged sportspersons to do their best in every sport they play and to adopt a healthy way of life as good sportspersons become role models and leaders in the society.
As Nagaland is set to host the South Asian Cross Country championship this month, he shared about how with the changing times, opportunities are now coming to the people of the state to compete with the rest of the world. He advised sportspersons to seize such opportunities to shine and glorify the state and the nation.
Mere also distributed the prizes to the winners of the 60th ZVYSO Wrestling Championship, wherein Kevimezo Loucü of Kimho Khel-I emerged as the champion and received Rs. 25,000. Kevizetuo Metsieo of Basa Khel won the second, Khrieketouzo Sorünuo of Kimho Khel-II was placed third and Vilavor Loucü of Basa Khel in fourth position. They received Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively.
The winners of the wrestling junior category are: 1st – Menuolelie Chüpuo of Basa Khel (Rs 10,000), 2nd – Petekhriezo Chüpuo of Phelhouzou Khel (Rs. 7,000), 3rd – Kekruvilie Soliezuo of Rüziake Khel (Rs. 5,000) and 4th – Rüdilelie Mere of Kimho Khel-II (Rs.3,000).
(Page News Service)

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