Monday, November 28, 2022

ACYA sports meet concludes


The 3-day Angami Catholic Youth Association (ACYA) sports meet which began on October 21 concluded on Sunday at Loyola Higher Secondary School Jakhama.
During the 2022 edition of the ACYA sports, Southern ACYA and Western ACYA emerged as overall champions and runners-up respectively in volleyball for both men and women categories. As for men’s futsal, Chakhroma ACYA emerged as champions while Southern ACYA secured the runners-up position. In the women’s penalty shootout, Northern ACYA emerged as champions while Western ACYA secured the runners-up position.
In the choir competition, Western ACYA emerged as the champions while Kohima Town ACYA secured the runners-up position.
As for the mad Olympics, Northern ACYA were adjudged as the champions while Western ACYA secured the runners-up position. Kohima Town ACYA emerged champions in Treasure Hunt followed by Western ACYA.
The final day of the meet began with a Walkathon where hundreds of participants walked for about 6 km from the school to Bee Farm at Mima.
Along the way, the youths sang hymnals, prayed and also cleaned the roadsides. Convenor of the ACYA sports committee, Kevitsu Peter Yhome informed that the walk was held to glorify God through a walk, thanking the Almighty for the good health and blessings.
On reaching Mima, St. Joseph’s Men’s hostel, director, Fr. George Rino, celebrated the Holy Eucharist.
Delivering the homily, Rino urged the youth to spread the good news of the Lord. He said as believers, one needs to live their life in faith with God. The sporting event came to a close with the prize distribution ceremony graced by Fr. Vemedo Joseph. He briefly exhorted the youth to live and profess the Catholic faith at all times.

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