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Identify and mould talents for participation at higher levels: CM

By EMN Updated: Nov 10, 2014 10:22 pm

35th Nagaland Police Duty-cum-Sports & Athletic Meet 2014 begins

Staff Reporter

The 35th Nagaland Police Duty-cum-Sports & Athletic Meet 2014 got underway this morning at Police headquarters, Chumukedima.
Altogether 1789 sportspersons from 30 police battalions and organizations are participating in the five-day event which will conclude on November 14. The police units representing all the districts will compete in various sports disciplines including football, volleyball, basketball, kabaddi, tug-of-war, boxing, athletic events and duty items. The 35th police meet will also have competitions for police officers (DSP & above) in badminton and lawn tennis.
Gracing the inaugural function as the chief guest, Chief Minister TR Zeliang was all praise for Nagaland Police for being the pride of the State on many occasions.
“Nagaland Police has displayed exemplary courage and devotion to duty both within and outside the State. The NAP and IR battalions of the State had done commendable deeds of valour in many places outside the State including Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and West Bengal,” he said further disclosing that the State government is having the plan to deploy the NAP (IR) Mahila Battalion to Gujarat stating that there have been demands from the Gujarat government since the days of Narendra Modi’s government.
Speaking on sporting events, the chief minister also lauded the Nagaland Police for producing sportspersons who have brought laurels to the State in various disciplines.
Specifically lauding the achievement of Naga Olympian Chekrovolu Swuro who is from the police department, Zeliang expressed his hope that the police department will produce more sportspersons for greater achievements.
“The police department with all the infrastructures at its command should be able to horn the identified talents and mould them for higher participation, both at the national level and international level,” said Zeliang, who graced the police meet for the first time as chief minister.
“Today, nations and states are battling for supremacy not only in conventional battle fields but also in the sports arena. To this, I challenge the Nagaland Police who have proved themselves in the arena of sports and games, to bring fame and honour to the state by excelling at the highest level of competition,” he said.
The CM also congratulated the DGP Nagaland and his team of officers and men, for organizing the 35th edition of the police meet, despite the arduous task of maintaining law and order.
“Organizing an event such as this not only provides an outlet to showcase sporting talents, but also foster a sense of team spirit and camaraderie and oneness by bringing all the different police units together,” Zeliang said adding that the police meet will also provide an opportunity to the police leadership in identifying and spotting raw and potential talents in various sports disciplines, and further to nurture and train them for excellence.
The CM was accompanied by Deputy Speaker Er. Levi Rengma, Parliamentary Secretaries Zhaleo Rio, Tovihoto Ayemi and Jacob Zhimomi among others.

By EMN Updated: Nov 10, 2014 10:22:09 pm