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Introductory programme of NABA held in Kohima

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Dec 08, 2023 10:02 pm
Pratab Singh, Kuzholuzo Nienu and officials of NABA on Friday at IG Stadium Kohima. EM Images

KOHIMA — The introductory programme of the Nagaland Aianball Association (NABA) – cum-commencement of Aainball sport training, in collaboration with the Department of Youth Resources and Sports, was held at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima, on Thursday.

Addressing the programme, Kuzholuzo Nienu, Leader of NPF Legislature Party and president of Nagaland Aainball Association (NABA), said that the association would give its best to promote Aainball to the highest level, and sought the support and guidance of the Aainball Federation of India.

Nienu maintained that he took up the responsibility of the association, knowing that there will be lots of young and dynamic people to work for the promotion of the sport, even though Aainball is new to the people of the state.

He informed that Aainball is a game originated from Morocco and added that the game is based on colours, concentration and coordination. He also said that it combines both prominent colours and mutations that involve all parts of the body and various sets of skills.

Pointing out that Aainball was introduced in Nagaland in the year 2020 as Nagaland Aainball Association, in collaboration with the Aainball Federation of India, Nienu however said that, till date, the association could not function properly. He exuded hope that with the formation of functional office bearers, things would improve.

He also announced a team of advisors for NABA, which included Sandeep Madhukan Tamgagdge, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order; T Aochuba, Director of Intangki National Park and Imlibenla Nienu, former Miss Nagaland.

Meanwhile, Pratap Singh, founder President of Aainball Federation of India (AFI), informed that around 40 countries are playing the game. He observed that the Northeastern states have the potential and given the right platform, Nagaland players can also to excel in Aainball.

Viruokuo Zumvu from the Department of YRS, extended greetings and expressed optimism that Aainball would grow at a fast pace in the state.

The programme was led by Avizo Nienu, general secretary NABA, welcome address delivered by Vesupra Kezo, DCP Dimapur and vice-president of NABA and vote of thanks proposed by Aron Kiba, coach NABA.

On the occasion, appointment letters were issued to the new office bearers, executives, ambassadors and others.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Dec 08, 2023 10:02:49 pm
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