Longleng, December 14 (MEXN): Asserting that there is no boundary for sportsmen and women the Advisor DUDA, N. Bongkhao Konyak appealed to the young participants to excel through sports and bring laurel to the nation. He was addressing at the L. Chonglang Open Men’s Volleyball Trophy at Bhumnyu village on December 13 organized by the Bhumnyu Citizen Students’ Union.
Bongkhao also called upon the Phom community to strengthen the old traditional bond and relationship with the Konyaks and continue to play the role of facilitation to strengthen the eastern Nagas for growth, development and harmony in the region. Later he declared the tournament open.
Earlier, speeches were delivered by A. Pongshi Phom, Contractor who graced the occasion as the Honoured Guest, exhortation by Y.B. Angam Public Leader and welcome address by A. Shunglam President BCSU. Invocation was proposed by Pastor BBC while benediction was done by women pastor BBC. The Bhumnyu BYE presented a special number.
The opening match was played between Volleyball for Peace Team, Dimapur and Sunrise Club of Yangching. The Volleyball for Peace Team, Dimapur defeated the Sunrise Club of Yangching in the opening match. Altogether 16 teams are participating in the tournament.