Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sports has power to unify and transcend boundaries: Metha

Citing the example of the ongoing Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022, adviser to the chief minister of Nagaland and vice-president, Athletics Federation of India (AFI), Abu Metha said that sports has the power to unify and transcend boundaries.
He was speaking at the inaugural programme of the Tetso Olympics 2022, the annual sports meet of Tetso College as the special guest on December 7 at the college campus, Sovima, Chumoukedima.
Taking inspiration from the first black U.S. President Barack Obama’s life, Metha encouraged the students to work hard to achieve their goals, aims and dreams. “This is the time to dream, it is now to strive for dreams and aspirations. Invest your efforts to develop your skills and do not deny the opportunities that come in our lives,” he added.
Encouraging the students with his motivating and insightful speech, special guest said that Tetso College is an inspiration that stands out not just in Nagaland but one of the best higher education institutions in the whole of the Northeast. “It is an institution that thinks out of the box with progressive leadership and the achievements of the students proves that this institution keeps pushing the envelope, keeps pushing boundaries,” he maintained.
A futsal ground and cricket pitch sponsored by Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) were also inaugurated during the opening day.
Addressing the welcome address, Principal, Tetso College, Dr. Hewasa L. Khing, encouraged those students who have never taken part in games and sports to come out of one’s comfort zone and participate.
Message from Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) was delivered by secretary NCA, Hyunilo Anilo Khing, who shared greetings from the association and highlighted the growing cricket scenario in Nagaland. He encouraged and requested the college to include cricket in the next edition. A total of 6 teams – Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Neptune are competing in the three-day event. Head of Press and Communications, British High Commission, Kolkata Office, Amit Sengupta, also in attended the event and shared his happiness for being able to be present in the event.
Towards the end, the oath taking ceremony was administered by coordinator, Tetso Olympic Committee, Nepoleon Keisham, with the six houses swearing the oath with their flags. Meanwhile, the crowd was enthralled by a special performance of “Wavin’ Flag” by BA 5th semester, English Honours, Kilangtemsu and BA 5th semester, Psychology Honours, Mengubeinuo. The ceremony ended with a kick off by the special guest.

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