2nd edition of Block Level UPS Sports Meet begins

2nd edition of Block Level UPS Sports Meet begins

PASIGHAT, Jan 11: The 2nd edition of Block Level Upper Primary School (UPS) Sports Meet took off at a glittering ceremony attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture & Fisheries Er Tatung Jamoh, Ruksin ADC T Pada, DDSE J Yirang, ZPM T Panyang and many prominent personalities, teachers and students of Ruksin block on Wednesday. More than 300 budding athletes from UPSs across Ruksin Block are competing in sporting events including athletics, football, long jump, high jump, race, relay-race, etc.

Addressing the gathering at the inaugural ceremony, Er Jamoh praised the organizing committee for making the sports meet a platform for the future sports stars. “We are living in a dynamic globalized world where sports and games help in promoting the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation in the society,” he said.

Only education does not fulfill the criteria of being well organized member of society. A student should study hard to be successful in competitive examinations, but he or she should also play games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life, said Jamoh adding that in developed countries, education of students is no longer confined to the classroom lectures alone. Monotony of lectures has been very much minimized by participation in games and sports and various athletic feats, which generate healthy competitive spirit and interest in life among students. Victory or defeat is not final but participation and courage count, he said.

Sports make a person mentally strong to deal with success and failure equally which is also a best lesson of life, stated the Parliamentary Secretary in his address to encourage the students. The participation in sports and games may not ensure immediate gain but it is not fruitless. According to him such activities gradually builds up a healthy body and makes the mind of one energetic. To promote sports culture and to organize such event in a grand manner, Jamoh contributed some amount.

DDSE Jongge Yirang advised the students to spend time on games and sports along with bookish learning. It never affects education but leads towards personality development and responsibilities.

Organizing chairman Tonggeng Panyang opined that in students’ life extra-curricular activities empower them to make their own active decisions and also help them gain an accurate experience, skills and confidence to lead their life. Such activities foster unity and brotherhood in the society, he added. (DIPRO)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *