Kohima, March 18: Chakhroma Youth Organization (CYO) and Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA) have emerged champions of the Men’s football and women’s volleyball of the 49th Angami Sports Association (ASA) meet held at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima.
In men’s football, CYO received Rs 30,000 with trophy, medals and citation as champion, runners-up Northern Angami Sports Association (NASA) got Rs. 20,000 and medals with citation while Southern ASA and Western ASA received Rs. 10,000 each with citation. In women’s volleyball, SASA received Rs 20,000 with trophy and citation, runners-up WASA got Rs. 10,000 with citation while CYO and NASA also got Rs. 5,000 each with citations
Advisor for Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio gracing the inaugural session as special guest said sports meet is a time for celebrating but with a competitive spirit.
Lamenting that despite the being in the State capital with availability of sports facilities Angamis are lacking behind, he called upon the Angami youths to take advantage of the facilities in order to excel in sporting disciplines.
Challenging the youths to take up sports as a profession, he said one can gain fame and wealth by being a committed player. In this, he called upon them to identify their talents.
Gracing the valedictory function, Advisor, Technical Education & Election, Medo Yhokha congratulated all the teams for coming together and exhibiting the skills in a marvelous way.
This should not be the end for sportspeople but they should move ahead to achieve higher goals, he said.
Maintaining that there is a need for excellence, professionalism and meritocracy so as to achieve the higher goals, he called upon the youths to give their best.
Saying that sportspersons become ambassadors of the game as players, he appealed to them to uphold discipline even outside the field.
Yhokha also asserted that the PDA government under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is working to bring better policies and programs especially for the youths, while Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports Zale Neikha is making all efforts towards providing better sporting infrastructure for the sportsperson.
He further urged sportspersons to preserve and take care of the infrastructures provided by the government.
(Page News Service)