KRN sports meet from today


Dimapur, August 21: The sports meet of Khonoma Rüffüno, Nagaland (KRN) will begin on August 22, at Keziekie ground, Khonoma village, as a tribute to mark its 75 years anniversary. Organized for bonafide KRN members, 6 units – Khonoma, Kohima, Dzülekie, Zubza, Medziphema and Dimapur units, the main events include volleyball (women), football (men) and half-marathon (men, women & senior citizens).
The inaugural ceremony will be graced by Rovilato Mor (IAS) as guest of honour and he will launch a traditional Rüffüno Shükute (waistcoat) for men. Kevinourheno Seyie, President, Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho (AMK) will later launch traditional shirts for both men and women during the event which will be followed by field events.
The arm-wrestling event will be held at Govt. High School, Khonoma from 5 pm on August 23. The half-marathon (21.98 kms) will be conducted on August 24 under the theme “Reserve, Conserve & Preserve”, and will be flagged off at 8:30 am by Kovi Meyase, KMC Administrator from Indoor Stadium, Near Red Cross Complex, Kohima and culminate at Terhotsiese, Khonoma. In the senior citizens category, participants should be 60 years and above while the stipulated distance will be 5 kms only.
Prizes for both volleyball and football are Rs 15000 & Rs 10000 for first and second respectively, sponsored by KRN while other event prizes are sponsored by Dimapur unit. The half-marathon prizes for first, second and third will be Rs 10000, Rs 7000 & Rs 5000 respectively while for senior citizens, it is Rs 5000, Rs 3000 & Rs 2000 respectively.
(Page News Service)