TTC annual sports meet kicks off

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JAN 23 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/23/2019 12:17:30 PM IST

Annual sports week of Trinity Theological College got underway at its premises in Thahekhu in a vibrant opening ceremony marked by gaiety and creativity on Wednesday. The four-day affair will culminate on Saturday evening. 

In his address as special guest, director of Life Sports, Nagaland, Colo Mero stressed on “sports and music as powerful tools to reach out to youngsters and the community at large, especially those who are not particularly church-friendly.” He also called upon the Church and Christian ministries to evolve beyond the tried and tested conventional style of ministry, adding that the inability to infuse fresh and appealing methods inclusive of sports, music, business and sports, has made youngsters lose interest in the church. Hauling up the church for deviating from its purpose of reaching out to the lost and instead concentrating on self aggrandizement by way of business and other projects, Colo Mero, said, “Churches have become buildings giving more interest in planting trees, farms, rearing animals, but have no time for young people and families .” Mero further called upon the 200-odd students present not to be mere degree holders but young people filled with passion and dedication and known for their integrity.  He also urged them to contemplate on sports and music as a medium through which they can reach out to the community and spread the gospel. 

The other highlights of the opening ceremony were: a group dance performance by students, invocation by Vinika Ayemi; welcome address by TTCSU general secretary, Tovi V Chishi; songs by Panger Yabang and band; a flag presentation and description by coordinators of the four houses; inauguration of the sports week by the special guest; oath taking administered by TTCSU assistant games and sports secretary, Vivikali Shohe; vote of thanks by TTCSU games and sports secretary, Viboto V Sumi; and benediction by Alice Yepthomi. The programme was chaired by TTCSU assistant games and sports secretary, Vioto Katty.

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