Dimapur, September 27: Nagaland Wushu Association held its annual general meeting under the aegis of Nagaland Olympic Association at President’s residence, New Minister Hill, Kohima on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, NWA President and Advisor for CAWD & Taxes Kudecho Khamo emphasised the need to promote Wushu discipline in the State.
He therefore urged the association and district executives to work intensively to promote the sports with commitment and dedication.
Admitting that the State lack facilities and infrastructure, he assured that under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, the State Government is giving special focus to sports and youths.
He also underscored the need to pool resources to focus on the development of sports infrastructure for the youths.
Despite winning medals in the Northeast Olympic by the Wushu team, he pointed out the need to give more effort where the players can shine at national and international level.
In this regard, he called upon the association to work together so that wushu discipline can establish itself a household name in Nagaland where the association can work with proper system and better facilities to the youths.
To build sportspersons, we need to focus on grassroots level, he said and added that with the popularity of the game in the state, the younger generation can take up this sports as a profession.
Akhozo, NWA vice president in his address said the association have to prepare for bigger platform for the state players to compete at the highest level.
During the meeting, various agendas were discussed where the house decided to approach schools for introduction of Wushu to focus on grassroots coaching.
It also discussed on the upcoming state level Wushu championship and decided that with the announcement of NOA for Nagaland Olympics, the later date will be fixed.
The association also have decided to write to DC and District Sports Council chairman to Kiphire, Nuiland and Tseminyu for formation of District Wushu Association. The house adopted the NWA Constitution.
A total of 7 representative from district affiliated attended the general meeting on the occasion.
While a state-level coaching and judges seminar will be held on Thursday at NOA office Kohima.
(Page News Service)