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WSSA MBE Zhuikhu Memorial Trophy Gold Cup underway

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Dimapur, February 22: Minister for PHED and Cooperation, Jacob Zhimomi today graced the silver jubilee edition of the Western Sümi Sports Association (WSSA) MBE Zhuikhu Memorial Trophy Gold Cup.
A press release informed that this year’s silver jubilee edition of WSSA Zuikhu Memorial Trophy Gold Cup is being hosted at Niuland Town by Niuland Area Sports Association. Teams from 11 units under WSSA are participating in the tournament.
Declaring the tournament open, the Minister stressed on the importance of sports and games in the overall development of society. Citing the example of Khelo India Games, he said that sports has now truly reached the grassroots level and that Nagaland was also benefitting immensely from it as is evident in the construction of various stadia, outdoor as well as indoor.
The Minister also stated that sports is a great unifier bringing communities together. He therefore urged the participating teams to be mindful of their responsibilities towards society and be brand ambassadors of unity.
He also paid tributes to the pioneers of the WSSA who envisioned this crucial platform to bridge the gap within and among the Sümi community. The Minister was accompanied by Advisor & MLA (IT & Communication and Economics , Statistics & Evaluation) Sethrongkhyu Sangtam, Advisor & MLA, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Pangjung Jamir, MLAs Dr. Sukhato Sema, Naiba Konyak and Imtichoba Chang.
(Page News Service)

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