Thursday, November 30, 2023

Best Nagaland women athlete 2022 feted

Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games 2022, women’s best athlete, Peiheiteile Esalung was accorded warm welcome in a reception-cum-felicitation programme organized by Tesenlui Council at Tesenlui Council Hall, Tesen village under Peren district.
Peiheiteile was awarded the best women’s athlete at the recently held Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games 2022 in Kohima. She won gold medal in 800m race (women), gold in 4X400m relay (mixed), bronze in 1500m (women) and bronze in 5000m (women) for Peren district.
During the programme, Peiheiteile expressed gratitude to Tesen Lui Council for organizing the programme and lauded the Peren District Athlete Association, team coach and management board members for the support and guidance throughout her successful journey. She said that with the immense support and unceasing love from family members, village elders and friends, she overcame various obstacles. She further urged the gathering to continue to remember her through prayers even in the coming days.
It may be recalled that Peiheiteile was the winner of All Zeme Olympic Assam, Manipur and Nagaland Marathon in 2019 held at Jalukie. She had represented Nagaland in Northeast state level events at Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and bagged two silver medals and one bronze medal. She was also a National Bronze medalist of Khelo India 2022.
Penam, PS to advisor, Water Resources Department, Namri Nchang, president Tesen Students’ Union, Woman Organization Tesen, Village Council Old Tesen, Village Council New Tesen, Village Council Mbaulwa, Village Council Heiranglwa, Tesen Lui Council Jalukie Valley and District Sports Council, Peren also spoke on the occasion.
The programme was chaired by Tesen Lui Council chairman, Hingbam Putlang, who also delivered the welcome address. Vote of thanks was delivered by pastor, New Tesen Baptist Church, Heikwetgong Putlang.



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