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State’s rifle shooting meet ends
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Jan 9 (NPN):
Published on 10 Jan. 2009 2:21 AM IST
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State annual, 11th Nagaland State Rifle and Pistol shooting championship 2008-09 organized by Nagaland State Rifle Association (NSRA) concluded here, at NAPTC firing range, Chumukedima, Friday. Altogether 56 competitor took part in the championship that was held in various categories: .22 rifle (Prone/Kneeling/Standing), .32 Pistol/Revolver, .22 (Prone) and Skeet Shooting (Men only 12 bore). The event was categorized as Senior’s (26 to 55 years), Juniors (15 to 25 years), Sub-Juniors (10 to 15 years), Women (Seniors and Juniors) and veteran 60 years and above. The winners in all the categories were awarded with cash prize of Rs. 5000 (First), Rs.3000 (Second) and Rs.2000 (Third) along with certificates. Earlier in the morning, declaring the competition opened the chief guest of the opening ceremony Chief Information Commissioner, Nagaland and president NSRA, IAS (Retd) P. Talitemjen Ao highlighted the objective of the NSRA. He said that NSRA was formed to provide facilities with the help of police department and to promote the shooters. Turning towards the competition, the commissioner said that discipline and practice was the most important elements to become a perfect shooter. Urging the participants to come forward to exhibit their skill he said, weapons must be used for constructive approach, rather then being used for criminal activities and killing animals. The commissioner also disclosed that NSRA will be affiliated to National Rifle Association India (NRAI) very soon and the association will also set up a better firing range in the near future in Nagaland. Later in the evening, Additional DGP (Admn) and vice president Nagaland Police Rifle Club (NPRC), IPS K. Kire who was the chief guest of the closing function underscored the need of practice and consistent in shooting and archery. Highlighting that the shooting discipline does not need physical structure unlike other sports, Kire said Nagas can excel in shooting when hard work, patience and dedication was maintained. He also gave away the cash prize and certificates to the winners. Meanwhile, the NSRA has expressed gratitude to all the participants and well wishers for their help and cooperation rendered during the 11th Nagaland State Rifle and Pistol shooting championship held at Chumukedima. Results Seniors (Main .22 Standing/Kneeling/Prone) First- Gwanilo Rengma (Nagaland Police) Second- Hokiyie Sumi Third- Hetovi Sumi (Nagaland Police) Seniors (Prone .22) First- Mhathung Lotha (Nagaland Police) Second- Tokaho Kinimi Third- Kevichütuo Juniors (Prone .22) First- Avilie Yiese (DRAN) Second- Menuobelie (DRAN) Third- Kimatsung Jamir (DRAN) Juniors (Main .22 Standing/Kneeling/Prone) First- Tito Second- Aochuba Yaden (NSRA) Third- Imnanungsang Yaden (NSRA) Junior Girls (Prone .22) First- Kezhakie-ü Second- Dzüvimeno (NSRA) Third- Narola Ezung (NSRA)

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