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Mokokchung to host ‘scrabble crossword competition’

By EMN Updated: Sep 18, 2017 12:35 am

Dimapur, Sep. 17 (EMN): In a first of its kind, a group of ‘crossword puzzle enthusiasts’ has organised a ‘scrabble crossword competition’ dubbed as ‘Ultimate Scrabble 2017’ scheduled to be held on September 23 next in Mokokchung town.
The competition, according to a press release on Sunday, was open to all irrespective of age, sex or community. “The competition, which will be held at one of most popular restaurants in Mokokchung town – Same ol’ Place – and is being organized since playing ‘scrabble’ or ‘crossword puzzle’ is one great way of improving one’s writing style.
“The organizers – who are mostly teachers and journalists – believe that having a rich vocabulary is one of the greatest attributes of a good writer and playing scrabble or crossword is one of the best ways to enrich one’s bank of vocabulary,” it stated.
The organisers went on to state: “Keeping in mind that English language has no barriers, the organisers has (sic) kept the competition on an ‘open basis’ where anyone (or any participant) irrespective of age or gender or qualification might get to play with anyone (sic). A senior citizen might get to play with a seven-year old or vice versa. It’s all about learning from each other over a cup of coffee. At the end, it is our hope that all the participants would be a walking thesaurus on that September 23, 2017.”
The organisers have also informed that Heritage Publishing House would be sponsoring the prize money while the oldest vernacular newspaper in Nagaland, Ao Milen, would provide the scrabble boards, and free advertisement.
“The organizers invite all scrabble enthusiasts to come and be a part of once in a lifetime competition and meet and juggle with English words. For further details, once can refer the Ao Milen daily for registration forms or contact 8732082077 for further details.”

By EMN Updated: Sep 18, 2017 12:35:51 am