PHAGWARA/JALANDHAR, November 14 (MExN): The 7th Edition of the Annual Games and Sports Meet of the North East Students’ Organization Jalandhar (NESOJ), Punjab concluded successfully on November 12.
Organized by NESOJ, the event was organized with a sole motive to foster unity, understanding and rapport among the students of the North East studying in Punjab, a press release from the organization informed.
The students from all the eight Northeast Indian states residing in the Jalandhar and Phagwara region showed active participation throughout the event, it said.
The final day was held at Hardaspur Playground, Phagwara and started with welcome address by Rinlungso Zas, President, NESOJ and the closing ceremony was attended Soso Shaiza, Member, National Commission for Women, Government of India.
She lauded the pioneers of NESOJ and the present team for pulling it up together with the respective state clubs and unions, it said.
Shaiza also urged the students not only to excel in sports but also to concentrate on their academics as well, it added.
Speaking on the occasion, President, NESOJ also said informed the event was held to promote and explore the sports culture by building unity among the 8 states of Northeast India with the motto, ‘Strong Northeast, Stronger India,’ the release said.
Other guests included at the closing fuction included: Subhashish Mazumdar, Director General (Operations), LPU; Dr.Sorabh Lakhanpal, Head – Division of Student Welfare, LPU; Karamyogi Jaswant Singh, Karamyogi Charitable Trust, Phagwara; Chelsea Kikon Kaur, Advisor NESOJ; Arup Nath, Advisor NESOJ; Joysankar Bhattacharjee, Co-founder NESOJ; and Borunjyoti Borgohain, Co-founder NESOJ.
At the 7th Edition, Abotani SC representing the state of Arunachal Pradesh was awarded the title of the ‘Overall Champions’ while the Best Athlete Male and Best Athlete Female award went to Lalrozama Ralte and Tovikali K Chophy from the state of Mizoram and Nagaland respectively.
The event was sponsored by Pilot Sports, Jalandhar and co-sponsored by Metsuben Wedding Planner, Dimapur and Tsukhru Design, Kohima. It was also supported by Club Twenty.