Razeba Youth Society sports meet underway
Kohima, Dec 8 (EMN): The 22nd annual games & sports meet of Razeba Youth Society (RYS) kicked off on Thursday at Razeba town, Phek district, with president of Chakhesang Youth Organisation Kohima (CYOK), Vevoyi WD Vadeo, as special guest in the inaugural session.
The CYOK president in his address called on the youth to engage in socio-political and development process so as to formulate policies to secure a future.
“We cannot attain and create a sustainable society unless we invest in youth: Investing in the youth will ensure better prospects for their own lives and for our area’s development. On the other hand, if we fail to make these investments now, we will further entrench poverty and ignorance for generations to come,” Vadeo said.
The youth leader observed that Razeba range people are doing well in human resource and economic development, particularly self-sustenance/self-employment and self-sufficiency.
However, he stated that “comparatively, Razeba range is lagging behind others even within our constituency (17th Chizami AC) in infrastructural development aspect, particularly the roads.”
He however called upon all concerned not to complain or blame the leaders but to stand up and unite in order to deliver to people what is needed.
Vadeo viewed that in case of assembly delimitation exercise in Nagaland, 17th Chizami A/C should remain as it is, otherwise it will adversely affect not only the constituency but the create fragmentation within the Chakhesang community.
Reiterating his commitment to serve the people by contesting in the forthcoming assembly election, he sought support and prayer while assuring to stand with the people through thick and thin.
Vadeo also pointed out that there are many athletics who have become famous and rich by simply engaging in the activities that they once considered their hobbies.
“Sports can therefore end up providing the youth with a way of finding for themselves in this world where white collared jobs have become scarce and manual jobs are being constantly replaced by technology,” he said.
He urged the youth to participate in the sports meet with passion and leverage their skills to reach national and international levels.
Earlier, RYS president Rokovi Zholia delivered the presidential address.