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2nd state level indigenous games competition underway

DIMAPUR (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/8/2021 1:27:52 PM IST

The second state level indigenous games competitiongot underway at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on April 8. The event was declared open by commissioner &secretary, Youth Resources & Sports, AlunHangsing.

According to DIPR report, speaking at the event, Hangsing said games and sports have been played from time immemorial, however, over the years, it has become part and parcel in their lives. He encouraged everyone to give importance to indigenous games as it is deeply rooted to our culture.

Hangsing said the department has come up with different schemes and programmes relating to fitness of our body. He stressed on the importance of promoting games and sports in the state since the government of India has come up with a policy of aiming a sport power house in the world by 2028 Olympics.

Assistant director, YRS, Nyuvithu, who chaired the programme in his welcome address said, that the state level indigenous games competition which is now an annual event was launched in the year 2019. 

Altogether, participants from 11 districts are taking part in the two-day event.

 

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