State level indigenous games concludes in Kma

Dimapur, Apr 9 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/9/2021 1:43:27 PM IST

The two-day, 2nd State level Indigenous Games Competition organised by department of Youth Resources and Sports came to an end on Friday at IG Stadium, Kohima. 

The valedictory function was graced by director of Youth Resources and Sports, Akumla Chuba as special guest. 

In her speech, the director expressed her happiness and pleasure at seeing the successful conduct of the competition. 

She said that the indigenous games and sports were part and parcel of Naga culture and heritage and has been practiced and enjoyed by all since the time by the forefathers. 

She further encouraged everyone to play and be part of the indigenous games not just for the sake of the competition but to keep healthy and to build friendship across cultural barriers among the Naga people. She also expressed happiness to see the overwhelming participation of women folk including mothers.

The event witnessed 209 participants from 11 districts competing against each other in a number of indigenous games namely cock fight, stilt bamboo race, greased bamboo pole climbing and tug of war.

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