Wushu technical training underway in Kohima
KOHIMA — A three-day Wushu technical training commenced on Tuesday at the Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) office in Kohima, with 11 trainees from various districts taking part.
The event is organised by the Nagaland Wushu Association (NWA) under the presidency of Kudecho Khamo, Advisor for CAWD and Taxes.
The course instructors from Manipur are international referees Maibam Premkumar and Mayanglambam Bimoljit, an Arjuna awardee.
During the introductory session, Neivikuolie Khatsu, joint secretary of the NOA, told the trainees that to be a technical official and to give justice, “there is no district while officiating matches.”
Khatsu also advised the trainees to make the most of the training session to do their best while emphasising the potential of wushu as a sport, even though the discipline is new to Nagaland.
He also stressed the need to focus on sports disciplines where people can excel and grow.
Further, he said that the NOA is focusing on ‘body contact sports,’ seeing the potential of the state players.
Meanwhile, N Ibungochoubi, executive member of the Manipur Olympic Association (MOA), in his speech, expressed the hope that the training will result in a drastic change in Nagaland.
Mayanglambam Bimoljit said Northeast India has won more medals than the other states in the wushu discipline and encouraged the association to promote wushu to the highest level.
He also gave a brief introduction to wushu as a sport and assured them of his best service, while also requesting the trainees to be sincere and dedicated to excel further.
NWA general secretary, Akhozo, exhorted the trainees to make the most of the three-day training, noting that the technical training was designed to improve the quality of technical officials in the state as well as teach the trainees the basics of wushu discipline to mould them at the grassroot level.
The technical training will conclude on January 11.