Sunday, January 29, 2023

Rio graces ZVYSO sports meet


The 61st annual sports meet of Zhadima Village Youth and Sports Organization (ZVYSO) began on Tuesday at Zhadima village ground.
Addressing the inaugural programme, chief guest, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said Nagaland was looking forward to host the National Games after Meghalaya. For this, he said Nagaland needed to produce more medal prospects as it would be embarrassing for the State to host and not win any medals.
Lauding sportspersons from who participated in the North East Olympics in Shillong and won a total of 79 medals including 18 Gold, 17, Silver and 44 Bronze, Rio said this was an indication that Nagaland was progressing in games and sports.
He said Nagaland athletes were now being trained by well qualified coaches and trainers, adding that the result was noticed during the NE Olympics. Rio expressed hope that Naga sportspersons would reproduce similar results when the State hosts the National Games. He said Nagaland was “very hopeful” of winning the bid.
In its efforts to usher the sports sector, he said the state government had been introducing various policies and also hosted the Asian Cross Country Race last year brining laurels to the State even at the international level.
Further, he stressed on the need to develop futsal which had produced some of the best footballers in the world including Leonel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.
On the occasion, Rio also gave a brief introduction of the recently launched Chief Minister’s Health insurance Scheme and Chief Minister’s Micro Financing Scheme, which, he said were government initiatives aimed at reaching out to every individual Naga.
He described those two schemes as two of the most “remarkable achievements” of his government.
Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated the newly constructed Zhadima Youth Building at the village premises.
Rio also gave away the Zhadima Youth Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 to renowned footballer Roko Angami who had represented India at several international sports events and also represented the Nagaland and Maharastra. Besides other achievements, Rokok is also the second Naga footballer after Dr. T Ao to play for Indian professional clubs.
CM also gave away the ZVYSO presidential award to Keneilelie Sorünuo (bodybuilding), Neizovolie Chüpuo (archery), Khriezotuonuo Sorünuo (basketball), Seyielezo Pfüsenuo (football) and Rhipeu thele Sorünuo (competitive exam) for bringing laurels to the organization in their respective disciplines.
In the main event of day one of the three-day event-Naga Wrestling, Visoneilie Khoubve (Calhake Khel I) emerged as the winner while Khriesangutuo Khoubve (Kimho Khel-II), Neingusalie Soliezuo (Rüziake Khel) and Kevimezo Loucü (Kimho Khel-I) were placed in the second, third and fourth positions respectively.
Special guest for the wrestling event, chairman NBOCWWB, Dr. Kekhrie Yhome gave away the prizes to the winners. Day two of the meet will witness athletics, indoor and outdoor games.
The inaugural was chaired by ZVYSO vice-president, Kekhriesilie Khoubve, invocation was offered Rev Pfusalhou, president’s address was delivered by Vizosielie Khoubve while village council chairman, Neilalhoulie Soliezuo delivered greetings. 104-year-old Neiprialie M Keditsu pronounced the elder’s blessings.
The opening ceremony was compered by Medolenuo Ambrocia Loucü and Seyiekhrielhou Kuotsu.

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