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One day sports meet organised by youth organisation in Kohima

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 13, 2021 9:16 pm
Futsal (men): Players of sector – C (orange) and sector – B (black) before their final match during the futsal competition at Heritage in Kohima on Saturday. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent

Officer’s Hill, Feb.13 (EMN): A one day sports meet was organised by Officer’s Hill Youth Organisation (OHYO) on the theme, “together stronger” at Heritage near Raj Bhawan at Officers’ Hill colony in Kohima on Saturday.

The competition included ludo, kid events, carom, futsal, arm wrestling, men’s fitness race and tug of war.

Earlier, gracing the event, Thejawelie Gregory, deputy commissioner of Kohima, recalled how life came to a standstill owing to the onset of Covid-19 pandemic.

While appreciating the Officer’s Hill youth for organising the event, Gregory whose official residence is also situated within the colony’s jurisdiction, has reminded the participants not to be complacent about Covid-19, adding that though the recent vaccine against the pandemic has been developed, yet the disease is unprecedented.

As such, he asked the players to maintain the existing SOPs for safety of themselves and everyone even as they take part in various disciplines during the day.

He further hoped that the sports meet would foster better understanding, unity and peace among the youth members of the colony.

Imoliba Jamir, vice president of OHYO, while delivering the welcome address said the event was organised with the objective of gathering the youth members to know each other and build stronger relationships among them.

Khrielakuo Sekhose, chairman of Officer’s Hill Colony Council (OHCC), while handling over the prizes to the winners, assured the youths of the council’s support.

He stated that the meet is not just an event of playing games but a platform where talents could be hunted and thereby get exposed.

The chairman urged the losers not to get disheartened just because they did not receive any certificate or prize while reminding them that they have been part of the prizes the winners have received.

He further hoped that the youth leaders would organise similar sports meet in the near future. The competition was participated by youth and children from all the sectors of Officer’s Hill colony.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 13, 2021 9:16:08 pm