3rd inter-ward tournament begins at Tening town
DIMAPUR — The inaugural programme of the Tening Town Inter-Ward Tournament was held at Tening town local ground with Dr. Meningsiliu Rentta as the special guest.
In its third edition, the tournament was held on the theme ‘Get smart, don’t start, stay away from drugs,’ an update from the DIPR stated.
On the occasion, Dr. Rentta emphasised the need to provide good and healthy lifestyles and to promote and prevent gender base violence, as well as prevention of substance abuse.
She encouraged the gathering to promote to a positive environment through sports and to inspire others through skill development. Addressing the gathering, she emphasised the importance of reducing the school dropout rate and addressing social and physical challenges faced by many.
The special guest also shed light on the significant social problems caused by alcohol in today’s world, including the rise of extramarital affairs and other related consequences and complications and highlighted that people with drug addiction often experience associated health issues such as lung or heart disease, cancer, and mental health problems.
Dr. Rentta challenged the players and everyone present at the event, calling for collective efforts to combat the menace of drug abuse.
She wished all the participating teams in the tournament success and officially declared the tournament open, the update stated.
The programme was chaired by general secretary of Tening Town youth Organisation (TTYO) Wiridin while president TTYO, Kaibakam delivered the welcome note and Tingthuilu gave a special performance.
‘Run the Race’ marathon on Jan. 27
The Additional Deputy Commissioner of Tening, Lemlila Sangtam has informed that a marathon on the theme ‘Run the Race’ will be held for girls at Tening town, at 6 am on January 27.
Organised as part of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign, the marathon will start from town centre to New ADC Office complex and then return to town centre.
The citizens of Tening town and adjoining villages have been requested to send girls children in between the age groups of 11 to 18 years to participate in the marathon.
Further, the participants have been informed to gather at town centre latest by 6 am on Jan. 27, the ADC stated in a circular, adding that winners of the marathon will be required to produce proof of age.