Mokokchung District Sports Council felicitates Nagaland Olympic and Paralympics Games 2024 participants and medal winners


BY | Monday, 25 March, 2024

A felicitation ceremony was organized by the Mokokchung District Sports Council (MDSC) at the DC Conference Hall for participants and medal winners of the Nagaland Olympic and Paralympics Games 2024 from February 12 to 17 for their outstanding achievements.

Mokokchung clinched a total of 27 medals, including 7 gold, 7 silver, and 13 bronze, ranking 7th among 16 participating districts which is the best in the district’s sports history in the State Olympics. A total of 211 with 123 Male and 49 Female athletes, 37 Male and 2 Female officials participated under 14 associations and disciplines; Lawn Tennis, Wrestling, Wushu, Volleyball, Athletics, Badminton, Taekwondo, Archery, Boxing, Sepaktakraw, Basketball, Football, Table Tennis and Cricket.

Thsuvisie Phoji, the Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung and President of MDSC, commended the participants and medal winners for their relentless efforts in bringing honor to the district. Expressing pride in Mokokchung’s improved ranking, he attributed the success to the diligence, efforts and cooperation of the various associations.

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While acknowledging the challenges of a competitive sporting landscape, Phoji urged stakeholders to set their sights higher for future endeavors. He emphasized the need for self-reliance and active leadership within associations, highlighting the limited government support for sports in Nagaland.

Addressing the gathering, Phoji rallied the community to rejuvenate Mokokchung’s sporting legacy, urging a renewed commitment to excellence. He called upon athletes to strive for greatness, reminding them of the district’s legacy as a “Powerhouse of Sports” and challenging them to reclaim the title through dedication.

Phoji encouraged the athletes to channel their disappointment into motivation, vowing to explore avenues for increased support and resources. He emphasized the importance of self-belief and perseverance, urging individuals to embrace a culture of resilience and ambition.

The athletes were felicitated with cash prizes of Rs.10,000, Rs.7,000, and Rs.5,000 for group categories, and Rs.3,000, Rs.2,000, and Rs.1,000 for individual athletes in first, second, and third positions respectively.


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