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Peren and Kohima emerge victory at youth festival

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 03, 2023 7:49 pm
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S Keoshu Yimkhiung giving away prize to the winner of the state-level folk song competition after the youth festival at IG Stadium in Kohima on Tuesday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Peren and Kohima districts were declared winners of the state-level youth festival in folk dance and folk song categories respectively organised by the department of Youth Resources and Sport held at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima on Tuesday.

In the folk dance category, Peren district was declared winner, while Zunheboto and Mokokchung districts won the second and third positions respectively.

In the folk song category, Kohima district was declared winner, while Phek and Mokokchung districts won the second and third positions respectively.

The folk song and folk dance competitions were held among the 11 districts with the participation of about 300 participants.

The advisor of Youth Resources and Sports, S Keoshu Yimkhiung, who was the special guest of the closing ceremony, gave away the prizes to the winners.

In his speech, Keoshu expressed delight to see the talented young individuals showcasing their skills and creativity. He also acknowledged the department of Youth Resources and Sports for organising such an event for the youth in order to exhibit their talents. He opined that the youth festival was not merely about entertainment or competition, but served as much greater purpose that would provide a space for young generation to express themselves, explore their interests and to learn valuable lessons.

The advisor lauded the participants for displaying utmost commitment and discipline. He added that their perseverance has served as an inspiration not only to their peers but also those who have attended the event.

He further encouraged the participants to carry forward the lesson they have learned for personal growth, the resilience they develop, and the positive impact they make on their communities.

The closing ceremony was led by Megolhou Dolie, additional director, while the vote of thanks was delivered by Jakedovo Chase, deputy director and the thanksgiving prayer was said by Moa Imsong, pastor of City Church Kohima.

The opening ceremony was led by Chubarenla Longchar, youth resources officer (YRO) and delivered the welcome address, while the invocation prayer was said by Khriehutuo Tsira, senior state coach.

Meanwhile, the director of YRS, Kethosituo Sekhose, informed that winners of both folk song and folk dance would represent the state at the national youth festival schedule in January 2024.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 03, 2023 7:49:24 pm
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