Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Li-Ning 44th Inter–District & State Open Badminton C’ship and NOPG conclude

The Li-Ning 44th Inter – District & State Open Badminton Championship and Nagaland Olympic & Paralympic Games 2022 held at Longleng from August 23 culminated on August 27.
The valedictory ceremony was graced by Y. Vikheho Swu, MLA and former president Nagaland Badminton Association (NBA) as special guest and B.S. Nganlang Phom, MLA and chairman DPDB, Longleng as the chief host, DPRO report stated.
In his speech, Vikheho said that in order to take youth forward and achieve, it was the collective effort every one and not only the politicians and administrators.
While lamenting that there were many talented players indulging in alcohol and other substances that ruin their success and careers, Vikheho urged upon the players, winners and champions of the tournament to remember and keep in mind that this achievement was just the beginning of the many successes they would be achieving in the future.
Encouraged to see the participation of a 5-year-old girl in the tournament, Vikheho said his concern was how to take forward these youngsters to the level of achievement.
In order to see the young sportsperson of the state shine in the field of games and sports, Vikheho called upon the parents to be more attentive and supportive so that their children can achieve.
He also stressed on the need for more promoters and supporters, adding that it was not only the government that shapes the state and country.
Solidarity message was delivered by the chief host B.S. Nganlang Phom while Kesonyu Yhome, president NBA pronounced the concluding remarks.
Earlier, Invocation was pronounced by associate pastor Women LTBC Nyemla followed by welcome and acknowledgment by senior vice president, LDBA.
The Highlights of the program include special presentation by Cross Road Ministry Longleng, final match and prize distribution followed by blessing and guidance by Tanlei, Pastor, LBC.
Kohima district emerged as the team champions.

Final medals tally of the Nagaland Olympic & Paralympic Games 2022 after final scrutiny. According to Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) media team, the final list has been prepared based on the submissions of the respective organising associations. The medals of the mixed events in Archery are not included in the medals tally as players from different districts combined for the mixed events, NOA stated.

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