Over 100 children take part in Kids Athletic Day event at Kohima

Kohima: Sports liberate young people and empowers them to strive towards their aspirations: Abu Metha

BY | Tuesday, 7 May, 2024

Over 100 children from various schools across Kohima participated at Kids Athletics Day event organised by the Kohima District Athletics Association on Tuesday at Secretariat Junction, Kohima. Races in three categories – 4 to 7 years, 8 to 11 years & 12 to 14 years – were held.

The race was flagged-off by Vice President of Nagaland Athletics and Administrator of I.G Stadium, Dziesebeinuo Vizo.

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Earlier, speaking at the event, Vizo shared that the Kids Athletics Day is an event that is celebrated all over the world under the aegis of World Athletics, Athletics Federation of India and Nagaland Athletics.

In the Presidential address on the occasion, Abu Metha, Vice President of Athletics Federation of India said that Kids Athletics Day gives a fantastic opportunity for children to celebrate the spirit of sports while getting the platform to discover their sporting talents.

Metha explained that athletics is all about walking, running, jumping and throwing which are fundamental skills not just to all sports disciplines, but in life. That is why athletics is considered as the foundation of all sports, he said. Sports liberate young people and empowers them to strive towards their aspirations, especially girls and women, the Vice President of AFI added.

During the briefing, Technical Advisor of Kohima District Athletics Association, Neilazetuo Khezhie thanked all the participants, schools and teacher in charges for coming forward to celebrate the Kids Athletics Day and making the program exciting and a grand success.

The President of Kohima District Athletics Association, Thepfungunyu Solo greeted and welcomed all to the World Athletics Day under the Theme “World Mile Challenge”. He shared that Kids Athletics Day is an annual event aimed at promoting fitness, sportsmanship, and a healthy lifestyle among children. He further stated that the “World Mile Challenge” will not only test the physical abilities of the children but also foster a sense of camaraderie and achievement.

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