Dimapur, December 18: A lecture on Dr Talimeren Ao in commemoration of his 100th birth anniversary was held Tuesday at Forest Colony Community Hall, Kohima. The programme was organised by the Department of Youth Resource & Sports in collaboration with the Department of Information and Public Relations Government of Nagaland.
Giving a brief introduction on Dr. T. AO, Youth Resource & Sports Officer (DYRSO) Chubarenla Longchari highlighted that Dr T Ao captained the first free Indian football team to the 1948 London Olympics. He was the flag bearer of the Indian contingents at the Wembley Stadium, London during the opening ceremony of the Olympics on 29th July, 1948.
Chubarenla pointed out that Dr. T. Ao displayed a strong inclination towards sports and athletic activities. He excelled not only in his studies, but also in football and other sports. In 1937, he was awarded the Best Sportsperson Trophy in the Inter High School Tournament in Jorhat, and was the individual athletic Champion of Cotton College for three consecutive years. He also won Individual Championship in Athletics of Calcutta University in 1946 and 1947.
The District Sports Officer also highlighted the activities carried out as part of the year long centenary celebration of Dr. T. Ao and thanked the District Public Relations Officer and her staff for screening the documentary of Dr. T. Ao and the youths of Forest colony and Mewibogei for participating in the programme.
Wokha: Joining the rest of the State, Wokha observed commemoration of Dr Talimern Ao’s 100th birth anniversary on Tuesday at WDVCCA & WDVDBA conference hall.
Dr Talimern Ao was popularly known as Dr T Ao captained the first free Indian football team to the 1948 London Olympics.
During the programme a brief introduction of Dr T Ao’s life history was delivered by Neilhousatuo Kense, DYRO, awareness and scenario on HIV/ AIDS in the district was highlighted by Lichumo Odyuo, DPO (DAPCU) and screening of the documentary of Dr T Ao was done by the Department of Information & Public Relations.
(Page News Service)