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Bronze medalist Khetoho feted

Bronze medalist Khetoho feted
Khetoho Zhimomi with his parents.
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/20/2019 12:46:51 PM IST

Various organisation including Diphupar Village Council, Diphupar Women’s Organization, Diphupar Naga Student Union, tribal organisations affiliated to Diphupar Naga Youth Organization (DNYO) felicitated Naga martial artist, Khetoho Zhimomi, who secured bronze medal in the 4th International Thai martial games and festivalb held at Bangkok.

Khetoho, who represented India in the festival won the medal in the K1 (below 72.5 kgs) category. 

In honour of his achievement, a civic felicitation programme was organized by DNYO at Diphupar Council hall on Wednesday.

Speaking at the programme, Khetoho said that it was through the prayer and support of the Nagas he could win the medal. 

Khetoho also acknowledged the PDA government under the leadership of chief minister, Neiphiu Rio and minister of PHED, Jacob Zhimomi, for their continuous support and assistance. 

Khetoho would also be representing the country at the World Kick Boxing Championship on October to be held at Russia and therefore sought prayer support for good health. 

He also encouraged the gathering to continue to pray for him adding that through prayer and hard work, anything can be achieved. 

Some of Khetoho’s notable achievements are: 14 times national gold medallist, national best fighter, Northeast best fighter, state best fighter, and best black belt, 5th dan. He is also the elder brother of Kivi Zhimomi, the first Naga player to be signed by an ISL franchise. 

He was awarded with a certificate of recognition by DNYO.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by general secretary, DNYO, Matung Raikhan and welcome address was delivered by president, DNYO, Kikheto Sumi and associate pastor, ABCD, Seyiesetuo Shijoh said the invocation. 

Short speeches were also delivered by Chairman, DVC, president, Nagaland Association of Kick Boxing Organization (NAKO), Sumi Youth Organization, Diphupar Naga Women Organization and Diphupar Naga Students Union. A special song was also presented by Muno Shiu.         

Earlier, members of Sumi Games and Sports Association (SGSA), Nagaland Association of Kick Boxing Organisations (NAKO), DNYO and others tribal organisations received Khetoho at Dimapur airport. 

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