19-yr-old Visoneilie wins NAYSA-C wrestling meet
19-year-old Visoneilie Khoubve from Zhadima village emerged as the champion of the 32nd Northern Angami Youth & Sports Association (NAYSA) Group-C wrestling meet, held at Zhadima village on Thursday.
Khoubve defeated 18-year-old Thejavizo Merhieso from Nerhema village in the final bout and walked away with cash prize of INR 30,000, while Merhieso received Rs 20,000.
Medophretuo Khoubve (Zhadima) and Videlhou Kiewhuo (Nerhema) secured the third and fourth position respectively, receiving cash prizes of INR 10,000 and INR 7,000 respectively.
Earlier, the inaugural ceremony of the wrestling meet was graced by president NDPP, 11th Northern Angami-II A/C, Vibeilietuo Kets, as the chief guest.
Addressing the gathering, Kets said sporting events across the state are celebrated like festivals.
Sports, he observed, provides a platform that gives fame, name and livelihood to those who pursue it with dedication.
He encouraged sportspersons to work hard and pursue sincerely in their area of interest.
At all levels – from the villages to the state – he said investments are made to organise major sports events, and encouraged sportspersons to work hard, be consistent and pursue their passion.
NAYSA-C president Vizosielie delivered the presidential address, while Zhadima Village Council (ZVC) chairman Neilalhoulie Soliezuo conveyed greetings.
Gracing the closing ceremony as the special guest, director DUDA, Lithrongla T Rutsa, said sports remain an event that brings people together and showcasing the spirit of unity.
She encouraged players to compete with the spirit of unity and forgiveness, while also showing respect for opponents, coaches, and others.
Rutsa later presented the cash prizes to the winners of the wrestling meet. Thousands of spectators from 12 villages witnessed the wrestling meet where 38 wrestlers competed for the title.