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NMGA felicitates medal winners of National Masters Games

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Feb 19, 2024 7:53 pm
Medal winners along with the members of NMGA during the felicitation programme at DDSC Stadium in Dimapur on Monday.

DIMAPUR — The Nagaland Masters Games Association (NMGA) held a felicitation programme to honour the medal winners in the recently concluded 6th National Masters Games held in Goa here at DDSC Stadium in Dimapur on Monday.

During the games, 37 NMGA members competed in three different disciplines: track, darts, and men’s football.

The Nagaland team won four gold medals and one silver medal at the event, with A. Temjentoshi Jamir winning gold in the 65+ men’s 100m race and Burakum and Vikepelhou Dzuvichu winning gold in the double darts category.

Burakum went on to win gold in the 40+ dart category and silver in the open dart category. The 40+ men’s football team clinched the gold medal by defeating Kerala in the final.

While delivering a brief report on the National Masters Games Goa 2024, NMGA president A Temjentoshi Jamir stated that since the association’s inception, the NMGA has regularly participated in the National Masters Games each year.

Jamir said that the event was held from February 8 to 13, with a total of 24 states and over 3,000 participants in 18 disciplines across various age groups.

He also encouraged all of the members in attendance to stay fit and to encourage other sports personnel to participate in the games, such as the 7th National Masters Games scheduled to be held in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, tentatively in April/May 2025.

While delivering a short speech as the special guest, the vice president of DDSC, Tsenthungo Nyamo, stated that if Naga people unite and work together, they will definitely succeed. He further emphasised that Naga people are talented and have the calibre to compete and emerge victorious.

He stressed the significance of nurturing sports as a profession, even in Nagaland, and urged experienced athletes to contribute to the development of the younger generation in the field of sports.

The vice president also encouraged the gathering to spread awareness among youngsters to enrol in various sports academies and training centres provided by the state government, as well as those in school institutes.

Furthermore, he mentioned that the Naga people are quick learners, whether it is in positive or negative aspects, and urged the gathering to guide the youngsters onto the right path.

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Feb 19, 2024 7:53:59 pm
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