ROING | Dec 16 | Veterinary & animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Art & Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Chai recalled the invaluable contributions of late Naba Ita Pulu for the uplift of Mishmi society after declaring open Ita Pulu Memorial Football Tournament-2017 here on Friday.
He also said that students have numerous career option like sports, singing, dancing etc but one should be sincere and dedicated in his/her chosen field, he said. Expressing concern on prevailing drug menace in the present society, he urged the youths to abstain from drugs and urged them to channelize their energies through sports and other creative activities.
Gwalior-based LNIPE dean-cum-Guwahati’s NE Regional Centre Prof. Biswajit Basumatary, in his speech, said that NE is culturally associated with sports. Every society is inclined to sports and therefore NE is considered as power house of India, he said while highlighting NE players excelling in national and international levels. He said that sports should be seen as medium of education, economic growth and creating responsible citizen of the nation.
Highlighting new sport policy of the GoI, he informed that financial grant of Rs.5 lakh for eight continuous years (i.e 16 yrs to 23 yrs) will be provided for their training and maintenance to those sport persons who do well in sport activities.
GJCRCC-2018 president Bishen Mepoa, IPMFT-2017 oraganising chairman Ambra Men also spoke.
The tournament has been conducted by Golden Jubilee Central Reh Celebration Committee-2018 in collaboration with Lower Dibang Valley district administration and supported by sports and youth affairs department. A colorful dance displayed by students and a football match between MLA-11 and Committee-11 marked the opening ceremony occasion at general ground, in presence of Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi, former MP Laeta Umbrey, ZPC Sipi Elapara, family members of Lt. Pulu new DC Mitali Nachoom, SP Sanjay Kumar Sain, ADC Chestha Yadav, ADC, HoDs and other public leaders. (DIPRO)