4th edition of Late Bishop Abraham Volleyball Tournament concludes
Dimapur, Oct. 5 (EMN): The 4th edition of Late Bishop Abraham Volleyball Tournament organised by Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement concluded on Wednesday with St. John the Evangelist Parish, Khonoma as the champion in men’s category and St. Francis De Sales Parish Tening as the champion in the women’s category.
Speaking during the occasion as the special guest, Elias T Lotha, Transport Commissioner, and Advisor of Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) congratulated the NCYM for carrying forward the trust bestowed upon them in organising a grand mega event.
He exhorted the participants on the parable of the Good Samaritan and urged to be ambassadors of goodwill and attend to the needs of another person.
He urged the youths to follow their heart’s desire and do what is right and truthful and proclaim the love of Christ by strengthening the community through various social services.
He spoke on strengthening good qualities and encouraged the gathering to exhibit the good deeds and values through sports.
He encouraged the participants to share the message of love back at home and their parish and what they’ve learned during their stay and participation at the tournament.
Delivering the greetings message, C James Ezung, President, Lotha Catholic Union (LCU) lauded the Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement (NCYM) and the host Parish for their hard work and sacrifice in organising the 4th edition of Late Bishop Abraham volleyball tournament.
He encouraged the players to uphold the good spirit of sportsmanship and urged them to take sports to greater heights by remembering the legacy of Bishop Abraham.
He also urged the players to live an exemplary life by following values of selflessness, devotion, sincerity with pure love for the mission to serve God and his people.
The runner-up in the men’s category was claimed by Mary Help of Christians Parish, Jakhama while St. John the Evangelist Parish Khonoma claimed the runner-up trophy in women’s category.
The champion of the tournament in both male and female categories received a cash prize of INR 50000, citation and trophy while the runners up in both categories received a cash prize of INR 30000, citation and trophy.
Earlier the programme also witnessed choreography from Class 9 and 10 students of DBHSS, Wokha. Vote of thanks was delivered by Neiphrenuo Genevieve and the programme was hosted by Lochumbeni Kikon and Paul Magh.