CAGSA 50th anniversary kicks off at Phüsachodü village

DIMAPUR, FEB 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/1/2021 12:17:54 PM IST

Chokri Area Games and Sports Association (CAGSA) 50th anniversary kick started on Monday at Phüsachodü Village under Phek district. 

Minister of PHED, Printing and Stationery, Government of Manipur, Losii Dikho, gracing the occasion as chief guest impressed upon the players to participate in games and sports with ambition rather than entertainment purpose. 

Making a frequent appealed to all players to become the leaders of sports and bring changes in the society, the minister said that sports can bring change, unity, and economic development, which in turn, brings change in the society. He added that richest persons in the world are sportspersons today. 

He was of the opinion that Naga people are energetic and can make it in the sports. Therefore, he urged the leaders to identify players’ potential and promote them accordingly. 

MLA Dr. Chotisüh Sazo urged the players to focus on doing better in their profession as players. He asked them to have aims to participate not only in the district or state level but at the Olympic (International) level. “Maintain good discipline and try to make new friends during this CAGSA meet”, said Sazo. 

President of Phek District Sports Association (PDSA), Nezosa Teste-o informed that the PDSA meet will be held at Thenyizu village in the month of March. He also added that Naga style wrestling will be introduced for the sports meet where two wrestlers will represent each area units. He said CAGSA sports meet is a time to uplift and promote youngsters in the greater field and hoped the participants will make the best use of it. 

CAGSA president Vekhayi Rüho in his message to the players advised them not to be disheartened but to participate with their best.

A total of 950 delegates from 11 villages under Chokri area in Phek district are taking part in the sports meet. The 11 participating villages included Thenyizu, Chetheba, Chesezu, Khulazu Basa, Khulazu Bawe, Thipüzu, Phüsachodü, Rükizu, Kikrüma, Chikri Nasa, and North Kikruma. 

The nine-day long tournament will feature 7 track events for both men and women, 6 field events for men and 5 field events for women.  The competition also includes football, volleyball, basketball, archery and arm wrestling. The 50th CAGSA meet will conclude on February 9.


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