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Inter-district GHSS and GHS tournament kicks off in Kohima

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Mar 26, 2024 4:21 pm
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Wonthungo Tsopoe with athletes and officials during the event at Meriema Ground on Tuesday.

KOHIMA — A two-day ‘Inter-District Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) and Government High School (GHS) Tournament’ got underway on Tuesday at Meriema Ground in Kohima.

Students from all 16 districts have gathered to compete across various disciplines in the event funded by Samagra Shiksha Nagaland.

In Tuesday’s girls’ shot put event, Sentisenla from Mokokchung secured the top spot with a throw of 7.47 metres. Nianchai from Noklak claimed the second position with a throw of 7.10 metres, while Thiurailiu from Dimapur clinched the third position with a distance of 7.05 metres.

In the boys’ event, Mongso Yanchu, representing Tuensang, claimed the top spot with a throw of 9.55 metres. Machirango from Peren secured the second position with a distance of 9.47 metres, while Vitovi from Chümoukedima achieved the third position with a throw of 9.17 metres.

In the girls’ long jump category, Ritika Mech from Dimapur secured the first position with a jump of 4.29 metres. Idaulule Pame, representing Kohima, claimed the second position with a jump of 4.08 metres, while Ronny Keppen from Tseminyu secured the third position with a jump of 3.58 metres.

In the boys’ category, Keneingulie, representing Chümoukedima, clinched the top spot with a jump of 5.82 metres. Asisu from Peren secured the second position with a jump of 5.64 metres, while Nitovi Yeptho from Dimapur claimed the third position with a jump of 5.57 metres.

In the 800m race for girls, Chimmushe, representing Kohima, claimed the first position by finishing the race in 2 minutes and 59.65 seconds. Jemie P from Dimapur secured the second position with a time of 3 minutes and 0.75 seconds, while Tsuweu Mebou from Phek bagged the third position with a time of 3 minutes and 1.1 seconds.

In the 1500m race for boys, Mutuyi Savi, representing Kohima, claimed the first position by finishing the race in 4 minutes and 59.5 seconds. Sha S from Noklak secured the second position with a time of 5 minutes and 11.5 seconds, while Ambrose Magh representing Tseminyu bagged the third position with a time of 5 minutes and 15.5 seconds.

Attending the inaugural function of the event earlier, Wonthungo Tsopoe, Director of School Education, highlighted the importance of fostering sports culture among students and parents, emphasising discipline and regular practice.

He stressed the significance of sportsmanship in both physical and spiritual development while advocating for determination and discipline in pursuing athletic and academic excellence.

Urging students to aspire for greatness in sports, emulating the dedication seen in Olympic athletes, Tsopoe emphasised the potential for societal progress through disciplined lives.

The official underscored the need to promote the idea of sports as a pathway to personal and collective success while citing examples of the achievements of athletes from smaller countries. Tsopoe underscored the need for continuous efforts in sports at the grassroots level.

Encouraging students to seize the opportunities provided by government initiatives to enhance sports participation and competitiveness, he reiterated the importance of healthy competition among districts to elevate overall sports standards and foster community cohesion.

The event will proceed on Tuesday with additional athletic competitions.

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