The first one-day Kohima District Government High and Higher Secondary Schools athletic meet was held at Indira Gandhi Stadium, here on Thursday.
A total of 17 government schools from Kohima and Tseminyu participated in the event.
Exhorting the students during the event, School Education, director, Wonthungo Tsopoe said sports and athletics meet was very important as it was also part of education.
He said students in particular and youngster in general could excel in life through discipline where sports as an avenue could mould them in various ways. Tsopoe pointed out that as per the New Education Policy (NEP), emphasis had been given on sports and skill development of the students.
He further pointed out that sports and games had become a lucrative avenue which youngsters should take up professionally with equal attention on their studies.
He encouraged them by saying that while winning was important participation and the experiences gained through it was equally important.
The director encouraged the students to set their ambitions in life early on so that they could pursue it with more dedication.
The inaugural was chaired by tournament management committee, secretary, Alesh Thong while area education officer, SDEO Kohima, Neilhousienuo offered prayers. TM government HSS, PET, Dziesesakuo Rutsa administered the oath to the 17 teams.
First position holders in various competitions are:
100 M Race Boys – Keduhoto of John GHSS
100 M Race Girls – Keni Kent of GHSS Rüzhukhrie
200 M Race Boys – Keduhoto John GHSS
200 M Girls – Keni Kent of GHSS Rüzhukhrie
800 M race Boys – Mutuyi Savi of GHS Jakhama
800 M race Girls – Keni Kent of GHSS Rüzhukhrie
3000 m Race Boys – Mutuyi Savi of GHS Jakhama
3000 M Race Girls – Rüükedono Yalie of GHS Khonoma
Long Jump Boys – Neihelie Yhor of GHSS Rüzhukhrie
Long Jump Girls – Kevineinuo Khro of TM GHSS
Javelin Throw Boys – Metsilhouzo Rino of GHSS Jotsoma
Javelin Throw Girls – Kikruleno Rino of GHSS Jotsoma
Shot Put Boys – Kezhalhulie of GHS Khonoma
Shot Put Girls – Mesalhuno Chase of GHS Khonoma
Discus Throw Girls – Kevineinuo Khro of TMGHSS
Discus Throw Boys – Neihelie Yhor of GHSS Rüzhukhrie