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WASA 53rd sports underway at Sechü Zubza

By EMN Updated: Jan 20, 2015 11:10 pm

Staff Reporter

The 53rd sports meet of the Western Angami Sports Association (WASA) got underway today at WAPO Ground, Sechü Zubza. The inaugural function was graced by Huzo Meru, pro chancellor, North East Christian University as the day patron.In his address, Meru encouraged the sportspersons to strive to excel in their respective field. He also urged them to lead with examples as he felt it is the hands of the youth to bring about change in the society.
“The power is in our hands, especially in the youth, to bring about change in the society. What is required is having the will to do so,” Meru said. While stating that the true character of a person is exposed in a playing field, he also advised the sportspersons to set the right standard by taking part with the true spirit of sportsmanship.
Regretting on the ongoing political mess within the State legislators, Meru further stressed the need of electing the right leaders so as to lead the Nagas in the right way and towards integrity.
The inaugural function was chaired by WASA vice president Thekru Mor, while the invocation was pronounced by Pecüvilie Kruneilie, pastor, Peducha Baptist Church. The oath of administration was done by WASA Games & Sports Secretary Kezevilie Hojha. The torch bearers of the WASA 53rd meet were Keviselhou Sirie and Pepirieno Sirie, the two individual champions of the last WASA sports meet.
While in the game events played today, Jotsoma village defeated Khonoma village in football through tie break, while WADSA overcame Mezoma in the second football match. In men’s volleyball, Jotsoma defeated Mezoma and WADSA beat Khonoma. In women’s volleyball, Khonoma defeated Mezoma and WADSA overcame Jotsoma. The athletic events were also held today and will continue even tomorrow.
The second and third day of the WASA meet will be graced by Kelhouseto Nakhro, deputy secretary, NPSC and Acalie Viya, joint secretary, PHED as the patrons respectively.

By EMN Updated: Jan 20, 2015 11:10:24 pm