Western Sumi Sports Association annual meet kicks off

DIMAPUR, FEB 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/22/2021 11:29:54 AM IST

The Western Sumi Sports Association (WSSA) kick-started its annual sporting meet on February 22 with Advisor, Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs, Government of Nagaland, Zhaleo Rio, as the special guest at Kuhoxu Village under Niuland sub-division.  

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Zhaleo Rio acknowledged the elaborate efforts of the host village as well as leaders towards execution of all arrangements for the grand occasion. Citing his concern on unity, Zhaleo opined that “we should be able to accommodate and consider the interest of other fellow beings, in order to develop the spirit of oneness and create unity, be it among tribes or the Nagas in general”. “It is only through unity that peace can prevail in a community and society”, he noted while adding that progress and development are precursors of a united society.

He also informed that there are job opportunities through reservation for outstanding sports persons provided they specialise and excel in their disciplines. While advising that hardwork and commitment are vital, he reminded everyone to remember the adage, “Success is 99% perspiration and 1% luck”. To parents and leaders alike, he urged them to motivate and support promising children so that they achieve glory to represent Nagas even at the national and international level. 

The inaugural session of the 22nd M.B.E. Zhuikhu Memorial Trophy under the aegis of WSSA was compered by Pekingto Y. Zhimo and Kuhoto Awomi while the children department, KBC presented a choreography and a folk tune by the women of host village. Chairman NACLF, Ilhoshe Pucho invoked God’s blessing and Games secretary WSSA, Yevito Chishi administered the oath to players while Zhaleo Rio declared the tournament open. 

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