Niathu Sports Festival underway

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Dimapur, October 24: The 3-day Niathu Group Sports Festival (sports festival of the North East tribal youth) kicked started today at Niathu Resort Chumukedima on the theme “Celebrating Youth through Sports.”
GOC 3 Corps, Lt. General Rajeev Sirohi who graced the Niathu sports festival opening as the guest of honour observed that youth has tremendous future in the field of sports and felt that it was the responsibility of the present generation to promote the talented sports persons.
Stating that there was no greater joy than sports, Lt. General Sirohi said that sports does not imply on winning or losing but it’s the participation that matters.
Mentioning that sports always remains near and dear to the army and Assam Rifles the guest of honour said he was excited to see the wide array of sports discipline to be played during the 7th edition of Naithu Group festival. He was all praises for the upkeep of Niathu resort and termed it as a resort with amazing standard.
Chairman, Naithu group of hotels and resorts, Kechanglie Rio accorded welcome to the special guest and the sportspersons and informed that players from Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Armed forces and Nagaland will be competing during the 3 day sports festival. He said that sports symbolises unity and friendship and was optimistic that the event would promote all these values .
“May the younger generation be inspired by the value of sports displaying strong determination and perseverance”, he maintained.
During the 3 day sports festival, sports persons will be competing in different disciplines including Badminton, volleyball, Lawn tennis, Billiards and snooker, Naga wrestling, Niathu 4×4 challenge, angling and cycling.
The programme was chaired by Ato Yepthomi.
(Page News Service)