2nd state-level indigenous games competition underway
Kohima, April 8 (EMN): Commissioner and Secretary of Youth Resources and Sports (YRS), Alun Hangsing on Thursday said games and sports was played since time immemorial and was played during leisure by the Nagas.
He was addressing the inaugural programme of the 2nd State Level Indigenous Games Competition at the Indira Gandhi Stadium (IGS) in Kohima.
The official then stated that with times and over the years, it has become part and parcel in our lives and were more developed; he urged the participants to give it importance as it is rooted with ones culture.
He then maintained that many departments are also coming up with different initiatives and programmes relating to fitness besides the department of Youth Resources and Sports.
Highlighting the central government’s sports policy, he said that India is aiming to become a power house for sports while it has set its target for the 2028 Olympic to achieve medals as much as possible.
In this regard,he stated that the government of India was in full swing for the development of sports by developing and setting up of infrastructures across the country.
On Thursday, Tug-of- war was played in league system wherein Kohima district emerged victorious in men’s tug-of-war lifting the champion title while the second position was won by Dimapur district and Mokochung district stood third.
In women’s tug-of-war, Peren district stood first, while Phek district won the second position and Longleng district won the third position.
Meanwhile in cock fight (men) C Pangthak Konyak from Mon district won first position, Thungyami Lotha from Wokha district stood second while the third position was won by Inokivi K Jakha from Zunheboto district.