Pfutsero, January 14: A four day long 38th sports meet of Khezha-Kuzha Tephe Area Games & Sports Association (KKTAGSA) got underway here today at Pfutsero Sports Complex.
Gracing the inaugural function as guest speaker, minister for planning &coordination and land revenue Neiba Kronu expressed happiness over the zeal and enthusiastic spirit of the talented youth to compete in the different sports events through this platform.
He asked them to maintain sportsmanship spirit and refrain from indulging in unsporting behaviour.
Stating that the state government has been giving due importance towards promotion of sports in the state, he assured that the government will provide good sports infrastructure to take sports forward.
Maintaining that sports achievers are widely recognised world wide, he called upon the talented youth to take sports as a profession.
He also urged upon the youth to maintain discipline and dedication to excel in the field of games and sports.
Asking the sports lovers to discard casual attitude, he said one has to give utmost effort to land in the national and international arena.
“There is no shortcut to success,” he said and asked the youth to make the best use of their talent and accomplish their desired goals.
Urging the people to unite and maintain the feeling of oneness, he said “For everything there is time. For every problem there is solution”.
Dimapur deputy commissioner Kevekha Kevin Zehol in his address as the guest of honour, called upon the people to maintain peace and unity,
KKTAGSA games & sports secretary Neilo Lomi administered oath to the participating teams while vote of thanks was proposed by KKTAGSA finance secretary Wepe Kronu.
Seven villages under KKTAGSA – Pfutseromi, Lekromi, Kami, Zapami, Lasumi, Leshemi and Khezhakeno have registered for this meet. They will vie for top honours in football, volleyball and basketball.
The meet will go on till January 17. (Page News Service)