CM Neiphiu, inaugurated a 6-storey office complex of Nagaland Olympic Association at Officers’ Hill, Kohima.
Reportedly, the building has been constructed to promote and boost sports activities in the state.
CM Neiphiu urges the youth to take the facility wisely
CM Neiphiu Rio, on the occasion said that despite financial constraints, the administration has managed to take up some sporting infrastructure.
CM Rio mentioned, “The government cannot afford to spend much on sports but we are investing because we have hope in our youth.”
Rio, further urged the youth to take the facility cleverly and outshine in various disciplines of sport.
The building will host 22 sports associations
As per information, the building will be able to host the 22 sports associations affiliated with the NOA. Besides, there will be a conference room, a library and a gym.
Also, he further challenged the 22 sports organisations affiliated with the NOA and urged them to holistically promote sports in their respective disciplines.
He also apprised that NOA was affiliated to Indian Olympic Association in 2002. And also in its first appearance in the National Games in Guwahati, Nagaland bagged 11 medals.
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Rio was optimistic that the NOA office complex would motivate the youth of Nagaland.
It will now motivate them to engage in the field of sports with more commitment and seriousness and help them aim for national and international medals.
Further, Arjuna Awardee and former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia also acknowledged the Nagaland government.
He said, “This shows the commitment and desire of the government for promotion of sports in Nagaland.”
Along with Chekrovolu Swuro, Nagaland’s Olympian and Arjuna Awardee several other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
T Meren Paul, senior vice president NOA, chaired the programme and NOA joint secretary Kuputo Shohe delivered a welcome address.