Sunday, January 29, 2023

T M Wati volleyball tourney kicks off at Mkg village

The 1st T M Wati volleyball tournament 2022 organised by Rising Star Sporting Club (RSSC) got underway on Monday with 9 teams vying for the championship, at Jungli Arjuma, Mokokchung village.
The winners of the tournament would walk away with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 while the runners-up will be awarded a cash of Rs. 15,000. Individual awards for player of the tournament, best setter and best spiker, would carry an amount of Rs. 2,000, each.
Gracing the occasion as the guest of honour, NPF Mokokchung division president, Moasangba Jamir, said though not much of a sportsperson, he was ardent fan of games and sports and that he had spent many of his years in the field of promoting talents in various capacities.
Jamir highlighted that games and sports has always been an integral part of human society but more focus has been shifted towards its importance after the World War II, which nearly wiped-out humanity. “Since then, games and sports has been given more recognition as a popular and appropriate tool for social integration in civil society as well as on political level, instead of bloodshed”, he added.
He advocated that a team competes against another opponent with a team spirit and that the sportsmanship of the players usher about unity and peace within the participants and the supporters through the love of the game.
The guest of honour further urged each one to give their best to win and at the same time, be willing to accept defeat with humility to achieve professionalism.
Earlier, a short speech was delivered by Mokokchung village council, Tatar Mapuyanger. The programme was hosted by Arensenla Longkumer; invocation was said by MBA associate pastor, Temsuwati and welcome address was delivered by RSSC president, Mapuakum Kichu while a special song was presented by Nungsangmanen Longkumer.

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