23rd Edition LSU Martyrs’ Trophy 2024 commences in Wokha

23rd Edition LSU Martyrs’ Trophy 2024 commences in Wokha

BY | Tuesday, 7 May, 2024

The inaugural programme of the 23rd Edition LSU Martyrs’ Trophy 2024 was held at Local Ground Wokha on 7th May 2024. The tournament is organised by the Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) in honour of the sacrifices made by Lt. Chumdamo Tungoe and Lt. Thungkhomo Ezung for the Lotha community’s welfare.

  1. Daniel Lotha Chairman, NCSRPB (Nagalim Civil Service Recruitment & Promotion Board) NSCN/ GPRN (I.M), C.H.Q. Hebron graced the programme as the Special Guest. He was accompanied by Joseph Patton, secretary CFMC, Colonel Nrikhon, Dimapur Town Commander, Yanpo Ovung Kiloner, Chumdamo Yanthan Kilonser and Simon Yanthan Dy. Kilonser.
  2. Daniel Lotha in his speech emphasized the significance of recognizing and harnessing the unique talents each individual received from God. With a call for discipline, he urged participants to showcase their abilities in sports, aiming to inspire the Lotha community. He underscored the importance of unity among youth, portraying them as pivotal leaders shaping the future of the Lotha community.

Condemning the recent violence incident during the football match in Wokha, he advocated for respect and discipline to prevent such occurrences, stressing the need to honour the spirit of sportsmanship and uphold referees’ decisions and rules.

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Addressing the theme “Whistle Against Drugs,” M. Daniel Lotha brought attention to the escalating problem of drug-related cases in Wokha District, highlighting their detrimental effects. He observed that women were increasingly involved in drug sales, lamenting their role in the downfall of young individuals. With Mother’s Day approaching on May 12th, he made a heartfelt appeal to these women, urging them to forsake their illegal trade out of love for their children and future generations.

Furthermore, Lotha stressed the imperative of collective action to combat this societal menace, emphasizing the necessity for unified efforts.

Sixteen teams are taking part in the 23rd Edition LSU Martyrs’ Trophy 2024.

The event commenced with a kick-off led by the Special Guest, followed by the introduction of teams and oath-taking by Ratsurhumo Z Jami, the Games & Sports Secretary of LSU.

B. Wonjano Ngullie chaired the proceedings, with Mhabeni Khuvung leading the invocation prayer. Lirhonthung E Kithan, President of LSU, delivered a welcoming address, highlighting the significance of the Marty’s Trophy, while Samuel Ezung, President of Wokha District Football Association, extended greetings.

In today’s match, Hustler emerging victorious against Youngstar (FC) with a score of 2-0. New Colony Youth Organization triumphed over Proper XI with a score of 4-1, Riphyim FC secured a victory against Vankhsoung Students’ Union with a score of 3-1, and Baghty Valley clinched a win against Vungoju Colony with a score of 1-0.

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