Tsütuonuomia Inter Peli Sports Meet held

Correspondent KOHIMA, FEB 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/29/2020 9:35:54 AM IST

Tsütuonuomia Inter Peli Sports, organised by the Tsütuonuomia Youth Organisation (TYO) and Tsütuonuomia Khel (T. Khel), was held at T. Khel Zie, Kohima on February 29. 

Sungtiba Adu Amer, executive engineer, CAWD, who graced the meet as special guest, lauded T. Khel union for organising such event in an effort to preserve culture and tradition. He also expressed hope that the union would continue to organise such event in the future.

Also speaking at the programme, Ruokuoneituo Phewhuo, president, TYO said that this was the 27th year of T.  Khel Inter Peli Sports. It was started in 1993 to preserve and revive the cultural and traditional value of forefathers. There are 18 Peli (peer groups) with more than 100 members in each group.

Peli number 9 to 18 (both men and women) competed in different traditional indigenous games such as tug of war, fixed jump, top spinning, volleyball, dodge ball (traditionally ball made of leaves) and war cry. 

In the war cry competition, Mhasisetuo Zatsu emerged as the winner while Keneisier Solo and Kekhriesituo Whuorie came in second and third positions respectively.

In the fixed Jump competition, Keviphrii Sekhose came in the first position, Ketoukhriezo Whuorie came second while Thejangulie Suohu and Kekhriesituo Whuorie took the joint third position.

Peli 17 also known as Miavimia Peli won the tug of war (men) followed by Pelicans 15 (Viyachü Peli). 

Peli 16 (Kevichadze) won the women’s tug of war followed by Peli 18 (Khrie Lozi).  Peli 18 won the men’s traditional dodge ball final round followed by Pelicans 16. In the women’s category, Peli 18 emerged as the winner while Unified team bagged the runners-up.   In the top spinning competition, Kekhriengulie Whuorie (Peli 15) came first while Kelhounyü Whuorie (Peli 14) and Kikrukhrielie Solo (Peli 13) came in the second and third positions respectively.

Unified team won the volleyball competition and Peli 18 bagged the runners-up position.  Earlier, Visasielie Suohu, chairman, T. Khel Peli Union delivered the welcome address and invocation payer was offered by Kevimese Suohu, pastor, Naga Bazaar Baptist Church.

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