The 4th edition of the Angami Catholic Youth Association (ACYA), St. Francis de Sales, Kohima town, sports meet was held under the theme, “Bridging the Gaps Through Sports”, at Reiphinyü Badze, Vürie on Saturday.
Parish priest, SFS Kohima, Fr. Matthew Humtsoe, was the special guest while Dr. Vilar David Solo, was the match patron during the closing ceremony.
In a short speech during the inaugural, Fr. Matthew lauded the youths for organising the event as part of their annual activities. He pointed out that organising such events bring a lot of youths together especially those who were not very regular to church services.
He encouraged the participating youths to also be regular in church activities just as they were actively participating in the sports meet. He wished the best to the players and hoped that the youths would grow to be more united through such events.
Speaking as the match patron during the closing ceremony, Dr. Solo said sports was one good way to bring young and energetic youths together.
Speaking on the theme, Dr. Solo said the event which saw a lot of new faces, was encouraging. He pointed out that physical activities were much needed these days especially since majority of the people were leading sedentary lifestyles.
Dr. Solo urged the youths to give their best and wished all player success. Events during the meet included futsal, women’s penalty shootout, obstacle race, chess, Chinese checkers, Ludo and three-legged race.
Earlier, the inaugural was compered by convenor, sport committee, Neikhrietuo Albert, invocation was offered by former president ACYA SFS, Kelhoumedo Andrew.
Welcome address was delivered by president ACYA SFS, Kuotseituo John and oath taking was administered by secretary, sports committee, Khriezonyü Martin.
The closing ceremony was compered by Dziesevinuo Maria while a special number was presented by Vekulü Teresa and Kevinuo Linyü.
Vote of thanks was proposed by member, sports committee, Neizovolie Nigel and benediction was pronounced by catechist, SFS Parish, Petekhriezo Francis.