ACYA sports meet kicks off at Jakhama
Dimapur, Oct. 21 (EMN): The three-day annual sports meet of the Angami Catholic Youth Association (ACYA) commenced on Friday at Loyala Higher Secondary School, Jakhama.
An update informed that Chakhesang Catholic Youth Association (CCYA) led by its president Zhovi David Zholia graced the introductory session as special guests.
The sports event began with a competition of the ACYA anthem where 30 participants each from the affiliated units took part.
Addressing the gathering during the opening ceremony, Zholia shared how he was intrigued by the unique initiative of the ACYA for inviting a youth body to grace the occasion.
He praised the Catholic youth of the Angami tribe for sowing seeds of the faith, even to the Chakhesang tribe.
Convenor of the ACYA sports committee, Kevitsu Peter, said sports and music are forces of unity. He highlighted how the annual sporting event brings youth together under one roof, strengthening the bonds of people.
He informed that besides games like futsal, penalty shootout, and volleyball, other activities including a walkathon in the form of a pilgrimage will be undertaken.
Over 300 delegates from five regions are camping for the sports meet. The five regions taking part in the event are Northern ACYA, Southern ACYA, Western ACYA, Kohima Town ACYA, and Chakhroma ACYA.
While Western ACYA emerged as the champion of the choral competition, Kohima town ACYA and Northern ACYA secured the second and third positions respectively.
The first day concluded with the recital of the rosary. The second day will begin with the unfurling of the flag by ACYA advisor, Zeneikho Benedict. The event is hosted by Jakhama Catholic Youth Association.