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Hornbill canoe race 2022 begins in Doyang

By Abenthung Kikon Updated: Dec 06, 2022 10:04 pm
Seen in the picture are fishermen participating in a single canoe sprint at Doyang reservoir in Wokha district on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent
Wokha, Dec. 6 (EMN): As part of Hornbill Festival, a two-day 2nd canoe spring/ boat race began on December 6 at Falcon Creek, Tsuza Eryu Doyang in Pangti village under Wokha district.

The event was attended by Penthungo Ngullie, principal of Bailley Baptist College, as the special guest. Addressing the participants on the first day of the competition, Ngullie stated that in addition to the rich natural resources, Wokha district is endowed with beautiful landscape which has the potential to generate revenues for sustainability. He, however, lamented that the people are yet to explore the potentials.

While urging the people to explore the resources, Ngullie stated that activities such as organising canoe/ boat racing could be a platform to attract tourist and generate revenue to boost the economy. He was optimistic that a small initiative today could make a bigger impact tomorrow. He further appreciated the fishermen for taking part in the two-day event by leaving aside their profession.

On the first day, a canoe sprint for the fishermen/ single category was held, where 14 participants took part in the competition. Lawerence Yanthan, Longshithung Kikon and Nzanthung Shitiri emerged as champion, first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.

The event organisers informed that canoe sprint would be conducted in a double category with one fisherman partnering with any visitors or spectators on the second day.

Doyang Fisherman Union also appreciated the Falcon Creek, the organisers of the event and the department of Tourism, for providing recreational sporting event.

The event was organised as part of the Hornbill festival, which was supported and sponsored by the Tourism department, government of Nagaland.

According to Falcon Creek, the objective of organising the event was to create recreation for fisherman, talent hunt in coordination with the government of India in near future. 

There would be total prize money of INR one lakh with additional consolation prizes.

By Abenthung Kikon Updated: Dec 06, 2022 10:04:13 pm