KHONSA: Sport Authority of Arunachal chairman Bamang Tago highlighted the need to encourage active participation of youngsters in sports activities in educational institutions so as to inculcate in them the spirit of competitiveness, discipline, teamwork and patriotism.
Tago said this while inaugurating the maiden district level sports meet (U-16) here in Tirap under the ‘Khelo India’ programme at Nehru Stadium on Saturday.
Tago hails the district sports officer Naoh Mongku and his team for having successfully organizing the sporting activities under Khelo India, expressed optimism that the step will go a long way in inculcating the virtues of coordination, competition and determination among the young boys and girls besides increasing their level of fitness.
The Chairman further stated that sporting activities produce active, resilient, high-spirited and competitive citizens and urged the students to make it a point that their sporting pursuits go hand in hand with their studies.
Tago directed the concerned officers to bring in coordination at different levels besides ensuring the optimum utilization of funds under different Central and State sponsored schemes.
Later the Chairman distributed the Medals,Trophy and Certificate to the winner in the Taekwondo and Badminton discipline. Around 1000 athletes of both sexes are participating in the weeklong meet. The events of the sports meet include athletics, badminton, football, judo, karate, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball and wushu, informed District Sports Officer N Mongku.