Thejavizo Merhieso wins NYSO wrestling competition
NERHEMA — Thejavizo Merhieso defeated Kekhriesizo Merhieso in the final of the 69th Nerhema Youth and Sports Organisation (NYSO) Annual Wrestling Meet, held on the theme “Towards sportsmanship” at Phrieba Rüzhüchü, Nerhema, on Saturday.
Khrielabeituo Semou finished in third place after defeating Pelelhoulie Merhieso in another tense battle.
The Naga-style event was organised by Luozolie Semou, Khrietuolie Üsou, and Dziesekhrietuo Kerhü-o, and included a team of judges, belt binders, recorders, timekeepers, and announcers.
The winner received INR 20,000 in cash, while the runner-up received INR 15,000. The third and fourth place finishers received cash prizes of INR 10,000 and INR 5,000, respectively.
Speaking at the event, special guest Ruovilhou Rülho, District Agriculture Officer of Tseminyu, emphasised the importance of health in a player’s life.
He maintained the need for improved sports facilities in the village, advocating for the establishment of a gym and the provision of adequate equipment to support athletes, emphasising the importance of regular exercise and training for maintaining optimal physical condition.
Highlighting the importance of nurturing local talent and instilling a culture of sportsmanship, Rülho stressed the role of such resources in achieving these objectives.
Rülho underscored the importance of competitive exams and efficient administration to streamline processes and provide essential support to athletes. He also shed light on the holistic development of individuals by advocating for a balance between sports and education.
He urged all wrestlers to give their all, reminding them of the spirit of fair play and dedication to the sport.