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WASA sports meet underway

Correspondent Kohima, JAN 11 (NPN)
Published on 11 Jan. 2017 10:13 PM IST
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Western Angami Sports Association (WASA) games and athletics meet got underway at WAPO ground, Sechü Zubza with MLA Zhaleo Rio as the chief guest on Wednesday.
Over 200 sportspersons from the villages under Western Angami region are taking part in the three-day event which would conclude on January 13. Zhaleo in his address advised the sportspersons to not merely participate in games and sports, but urged them to take part with commitment having the determination to reach the top. “In our context, many sportspersons tends to have a ‘very casual approach’ to the annual games and sports activities/tournaments organized at the village or range level, he added. It is time we should do away with this casual attitude,” he said making his observation known that many players only practice during sports event.
“To achieve at the top level of competition, you need to be fit keep and training yourself all the time,” Zhaleo said mentioning that there is no substitute to hard work and dedication. Stating that aspiring sportspersons should start training from a very young age, he also underlined the need for guidance and counselling in order to identify and mould them. “We have to catch them (players) young, it is the responsibility of the youth leaders and sports organisations to identify talents at young age and mould them to the fullest and there should not be any space for lackadaisical attitude or approach,” he added.
Though mentioning about the poor sports infrastructure in the State, he observed that our inability to achieve at higher level could be because of our half-hearted approach in anything we do.
He also underscored the need for preserving our rich tradition and culture, which he said is our identity. “We are in the 21st century. No doubt we have to import the western culture which comes to our advantage, but that does not mean we have to ignore our culture and traditions” he said cautioning that we will be left unrecognized before the world if we lose our identity.
The inaugural function, chaired by WASA general secretary Zhasa Sirie, commenced with invocation prayer pronounced by, pastor, Sechü Zubza Baptist Church Khriengulie Kuotsu. WASA president Kobou Mezhünyü delivered the welcome address, while a special song was presented by the youth department of Sechü Zubza Catholic Church. WASA games & athletics secretary, Khriesakuolie Khawakhrie administered oath to players.
The teams would be competing in athletic events and games including football, volleyball, sepaktakraw, badminton and table tennis.
The selected players would represent WASA at the forthcoming Angami Sports Association meet in the month of February.
Meanwhile, it has been announced that the WASA wrestling meet is tentatively scheduled on January 25, 2017, at Kohima local ground. The closing function, on January 13, would be graced by president, Western Angami Public Organisation Lhouphrevilie Rino, as the guest of honour.

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