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3rd Nagaland Angling Competition held

Dimapur, Jul 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/15/2019 5:45:38 AM IST

The 3rd Nagaland State Angling Competition 2019 was held at Lavi lake, Dimapur on July 13. Altogether 260 anglers from Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Karnataka, West Bengal and Nagaland competed for top honours.  

The competition was organised by the Anglers Association Nagaland in collaboration with department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, government of Nagaland. 

Senti Ao, Commissioner Secretary, department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Nagaland who graced the prize distribution ceremony as special guest said angling is the principal method of sport fishing and acknowledged those who started the association in Nagaland. 

Organising such events will educate the people about the importance to conserve aquatic biodiversity and such endeavour will also discourage the public from using poison, dynamite (explosive) and electric for fishing, he added. 

Informing that the department is putting efforts to popularise sport fisheries, Senti Ao said, Nagaland has potential for the sport that provide entertainment, generates employment and support the development of several ancillary activities including eco-tourism. 

Hrishikesh emerged as the champion walked away with a cash prize of Rs.50, 000 along with a trophy and certificate. First runner up S Premjit received a cash prize of Rs.30, 000 with certificate and second runner up Sani Pongen pocketed Rs.20, 000 and certificate. Subash Chand and Abdul who finished in fourth and fifth places got a cash award of Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. 

Other 35 participants were presented angling gears, accessories and goodies.  Internationally renowned angler, Derek D’Souza who is the technical advisor to AAN greeted the anglers on the occasion. 

Mhombemo Nguille, vice president, AAN chaired the closing function while Phukato Sumi, president AAN proposed vote of thanks. 

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