The youths of Jangnoi village during its youth day celebration underscored sports education as an extreme necessity to prepare the youths of the present generation for a better future.
Considering the pivotal roles and multi-faceted benefits of sports and most importantly as a crucial element in the war against drugs, the more than a-half-century-old Jangnoi Youth Club cum Cultural Troupe (JYCCCT) organised its 55th Youth Day celebration under the theme "Sports Education" in a very meaningful way.
The celebration ended with a powerful message to the youths that sport is no longer optional but as vital a tool for overall development as academics.
The youth day cum village annual sports meet was participated by all the seven wards (veng), namely Luidung veng Part-I, Luidung Veng Part-II, Patkun Veng, Inpi Veng Part-I, Inpi Veng Part-II, Lhanghoi Veng and Vengnom in all the sporting events including men's football, men's and women's volleyball, 800 metre race, 100 metre race, bamboo climbing, water race, tug of war, long jump, high jump, cardboard race, debate, quiz, extempore speech, and a dance called vannoi lam.
Many entertainment programmes such as fancy dress, album contest (youth and couple), singing competitions, etc. were also held during the celebration.
Luidung Veng Part-II bagged the overall champion and Luidung Veng Part-I bagged the second position while Inpi Veng Part-I bagged the third position in the various competitions.
Letgoumang Chongloi, President of Jangnoi Youth Club cum Cultural Troupe said that when people, especially the youths are completely aware of sports education and no longer consider sports optional, half of the prevailing problems, particularly on the menacing drugs would be solved.
"Sports education will play a crucial role in the Government's initiative on War against drugs apart from its multifaceted benefits on various sectors", he asserted before adding that sports education is the need of the hour for a better future for the present youths and the society.
He also said that as interest in health and longevity continues to rise, and Governments and businesses continue to see sporting events as sound investments, sports will play a vital role in society for the foreseeable future.
He further said that sports, whether for recreational, professional, or educational purposes, are not merely about fitness or victory, it is an essential building block of a prosperous and healthy society.
Urging parents to encourage their children to actively engage in sporting activities, Chongloi highlighted that parents can actually pave the way to a better future for their children, physically, emotionally, academically, and much more.