Youths urged to stop basking in past glories
Kohima, Jan. 3 (EMN): Advisor for Technical Education and Election Medo Yhokha on Monday called upon the youths to stop basking on the past glories and instead, get inspired on those and strive higher for excellence at Zhadima on Monday.
He was addressing the 60th anniversary of Zhadima Village Youth and Sports Organisation (ZVYSO) annual sports meet 2022 as the chief guest of the inaugural function.
Further, he pointed out that government jobs had saturated and in lieu of that, to provide opportunity to the youth, the government under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is putting efforts to bring out the Sports Policy to take forward the talented youths in the field of sports.
Towards this, he told the youths in the state to take advantage of facilities and strive to achieve excellence at bigger platforms and arenas.
The advisor also made a clarion call to collectively ramp up the efforts for the conservation and preservation of the environment. ‘This has become a reality and everyone should act individually and not expect someone to act alone’, he stated.
Earlier, presidential address was delivered by Vizosielie Khoubve, president of ZVYSO while greetings was delivered by Kevingulie Soliezuo, president, Zhadima Students Union (ZSU) and a special number was presented by Bright Morning Star Children’s Home during the inaugural ceremony.
Meanwhile, Kuolie Mere, Deputy Director, IPR and Senior PRO, Nagaland House, New Delhi, who was the special guest of the ZVYSO Naga Wrestling closing ceremony shared about how traditional sports has been played since ancient times to peacefully settle disputes.
The officer pointed out how indigenous sport is meant to identify the strength of a man and aid in bonding among players even as players grapple and try to topple one another to claim victory.
Ahead of the South Asian Cross Country Championship this month, wherein, Nagaland is hosting the mega event, he pointed out on how with the changing times, opportunities are now coming to the people of the state to compete with the rest of the world and advised the sportspersons to seize such opportunities to excel and bring laurels to the state and the nation.
Further, Mere challenged the youths to learn about their history and take part in preserving the rich tradition of the community and the Nagas while also exhorting the youth to use technology as a weapon for productivity rather than utilising it to kill productivity.
The weeklong 60th anniversary of Zhadima Village Youth and Sports Organisation (ZVYSO) annual sports meet 2022 will culminate on Jan. 8.