Promoting Naga Wrestling

Dignitaries, CWA officials and other frontal organization officials during a consultative meeting on promotion of Naga wrestling in Kohima on January 14. (Morung photo)
Dignitaries, CWA officials and other frontal organization officials during a consultative meeting on promotion of Naga wrestling in Kohima on January 14. (Morung photo)

CWA conducts consultative meet to expand horizon of Naga wrestling

Our Correspondent
Kohima | January 14 

The Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA) today conducted a consultative meeting on promotion of Naga wrestling under Chakhesang areas at Mount Sinai Higher Secondary School auditorium, Kohima.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA Dr Chotisuh Sazo stressed on the need to strengthen and expand the horizon of Naga wrestling by conducting the tournament at the regional level as well.

He also urged the CWA to give due importance on freestyle wrestling for its huge scope in the international level.

Ex-Minister Zachilhu Vadeo also made suggestion to the CWA to undertake a promotional demonstration of Naga wrestling during the important occasions in other districts of the state.

He maintained that such step will help familiarise other tribes with Naga wrestling and practice the same accordingly.

Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) President, Mikha Kenye extended support to CWA to take Naga wrestling forward.

“Wrestling is our traditional game and our identity” said CWA President Vekhozo in a power point presentation. He assured that the CWA shall do its best and commit “ourselves for the promotion and preservation of Naga wrestling in every possible way.”

He also emphasized on the need to sensitize the range and village level leaders on importance and the prospect of Naga wrestling and also encourage participation in belt wrestling.

Murohu Chotso, Avolie Kezo, Mosonyi Domeh, Shetsuyi Ruho, Kuhupoyo Puro, Chisazo Dawhuo and Hukhoneyi Soho also spoke at the meeting.

CWA General Secretary, Kuzhovesa Soho read out the resolutions adopted at the meeting.

Among others, the consultative meeting resolved to introduce wrestling in the educational institutions within Chakhesang areas during annual sports week, to introduce wrestling in PDSA meet in weight categories of 50-59kg, 60-69kg and 70-79kg, to encourage belt wrestling, and to give top priority to educationally qualified champion wrestlers in matters of employment.

It also resolved to institute a CWA corpus fund by forming a trustee board.

The CWA stated that it would take full responsibility of 18 selected wrestlers for at least 20 days before NWA main tournament. The CWA will also host the forthcoming NWA open tournament 2021.

The house also discussed matters relating to setting up a Naga wrestling coaching centre. The meeting was chaired by CWA Press Secretary, Kukhoto Venyo.

The consultative meeting was hosted by Neiba Kronu, Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Nagaland.