Officers on the 61st annual sports activities meet of SASA at Phesama on January 25. (Morung Picture)

Belt wrestling on the 61st annual sports activities meet of SASA at Phesama on January 25. (Morung Picture)


Our Correspondent

Kohima | January 25

The 61st annual sports activities meet 2023 of Southern Angami Sports activities Affiliation (SASA), that includes free fashion, belt wrestling and volleyball, made a vibrant begin right this moment at Phesama village beneath Kohima District.

Gracing the opening ceremony because the inaugural visitor, Vilopi Sakhrie, Block Improvement Officer, Jakhama RD Block, Division of Rural Improvement, described SASA as a prestigious platform for the upcoming sportsperson to showcase their abilities and expertise. He expressed his delight over the introducing of a brand new sports activities self-discipline in respect of belt wrestling in SASA meet this 12 months.

“By introducing this new self-discipline, it’s my hope that our sportspersons will take this chance to compete and symbolize our individuals not solely within the native or regional occasions however be capable to symbolize our state and nation on the nationwide and worldwide degree within the close to future as effectively,” Sakhrie mentioned.

He additionally thanked SASA for bringing collectively all of the villages of the Southern Angami space beneath one umbrella, to unitedly compete within the true spirit of sportsmanship and likewise to symbolize the realm within the increased platforms.

Stating that there’ll at all times be a winner and a loser in sports activities platform, he mentioned “but when every participant take part with the true spirit of sportsmanship, i.e, with the fitting perspective and a constructive mindset each the winner and loser have at all times one thing constructive to remove.”

“Let your participation on this occasion be a constructing block to your private progress and a stepping stone to your success in life,” he informed the gamers.


ASA to carry worldwide belt wrestling coach to Kohima

Seeing the vast scope of belt wrestling on the worldwide degree, the Angami Sports activities Affiliation (ASA) has included the self-discipline of belt wrestling within the forthcoming ASA Meet 2023, mentioned ASA President, Lhoubeizo Kesiyie.

For this, he mentioned, numerous areas beneath ASA have been conducting belt wrestling championship this 12 months.

Belt wrestling entails contestants aiming to knock one another over by grappling with a belt.

He maintained that Naga youth have potential to shine on this belt wrestling because it has similarity with Naga fashion wrestling.

ASA is attempting to carry worldwide belt wrestling coach to Kohima to offer in depth coaching to the wrestlers and coaches, he mentioned.

He referred to as upon the wrestlers and coaches to prepare and avail such alternative.

Additional, Kesiyie knowledgeable that ASA has additionally included free fashion wrestling within the forthcoming ASA Meet 2023.

He mentioned that the necessity to revamp free fashion wrestling inside ASA degree has been necessitated because it has been gaining reputation on the worldwide degree.

He referred to as upon the wrestlers to offer their greatest and take as career.

Earlier, SASA president Rokovizo Meze in his presidential tackle challenged the wrestlers to offer their greatest and convey laurel to the neighborhood.

He knowledgeable that the winners of their respective class will symbolize SASA on the forthcoming ASA Meet 2023.

Vizokho Zashümo, President, Phesama Youth Group delivered welcome tackle and thanked SASA for enabling Phesama village to host 61st SASA meet.

The operate was chaired by SASA Vice President, Ketobu Vitsu whereas SASA Wrestling Secretary, Vitsoto Vitsu administered oath to the collaborating groups.

The 2-day lengthy meet will characteristic belt wrestling (Males) for senior, junior and cadets, free fashion (Males & Ladies) for seniors and juniors and volleyball (Males & Ladies).

Tuolie Seleyi, Rtd director SCERT Nagaland will grace the valedictory operate on January 26 at 3:00 pm.

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