Indigenous games and sports were part & parcel of Naga culture: Akumla Chuba, Director YRS

2nd State Level Indigenous Games Competition Concludes
(Director YRS, Akumla Chuba speaking at the valedictory function of the 2nd state level indigenous games competition at Kohima on April 9th, 2021|Photo: DIPR)

Kohima, April 09 (NEx): The 2nd State Level Indigenous Games Competition concluded with a short valedictory function on Friday, April 9th, 2021 at IG Stadium, Kohima with Director, Youth Resources and Sports, Akumla Chuba, NCS as the special guest.

Speaking at the Valedictory Function, Akumla expressed her happiness and pleasure at seeing the successful conduct of the 2nd State level Indigenous Games Competition. She said that the indigenous games and sports were part and parcel of our Naga culture and heritage and has been practiced and enjoyed by all since the time of our forefathers.

The Director encouraged everyone to play and be part of the indigenous games not just for the sake of the competition but to keep oneself healthy and to build friendship across cultural barriers among the Naga people. She also expressed happiness to see the overwhelming participation of womenfolk including mothers who actively took part in the competition. She concluded by thanking all the participants and organizers for their hard work and zeal.

A DIPR report said that the two day event saw 209 participants from 11 districts competing against each other in a number of indigenous games like cock fight, stilt bamboo race, greased bamboo pole climbing and tug of war.