Phek district girls trained in archery
Kohima, July 16 (EMN): A three month-long archery coaching camp for girls of Phek district concluded at Chozuba under Phek district on Saturday.
Around 40 archers were given basics archery training under the guidance of archery coach Khosazo Thisa, Nagaland Archery Coach Hunezo Thisa and Olympian Chekrovolu Swuro.
The free coaching camp started on April 26 and concluded on July 16. The event was organised by the district administration in collaboration with Chakhesang Archery Association (CAA).
During the closing ceremony, certificates were given to the participants, while some of the archers were selected for the forthcoming Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in the month of August.
Speaking on the occasion, Phek DC Razouvolie Dozo, stressed on the need to take up sports as a career rather than a recreational activity. He said that games and sports are not just recreational activities like in the olden days. In this regard, he asked the archers to look forward to sports for a livelihood and advised that a sportsperson needs discipline, effort and consistency to excel.
He said that the conclusion of the coaching camp was a starting point where the archers can move ahead into bigger platform. He asked the archers not to only aim for area or district-level tournament but target to play at the national and international arena to bring laurels for the state and country at large.
Meanwhile, Phek SP Vesupra Kezo said that learning the basics of the game at a tender age was important to become a sportsperson and appreciated the effort taken to organise the free coaching camp for the girls of Phek district.
As a sportsperson himself, he viewed that sportsperson ‘do not need good facilities to build their career’ but hard work and effort to become a successful athletes. He also advised the participants not to give up easily adding that in sports one cannot succeed all the time.
A demonstration was also held for Indian round category to showcase the skills they learnt over the past three months.