Ukhrul: Leikoiching Village team beat Muirei village team to win the first edition of ‘All Tangkhul Villages Men’s Open Volleyball Tournament’ held at Hungpung, Ukhrul District. The three-day tournament organised by Thawaijao Hungpung Young Students’ Organization (THYSO) is sponsored by Elya Construction with the theme “Empowering Youth Through Sports”.
DFO of Ukhrul, Shanngam Shaliwo, who attended the closing ceremony as Chief Guest, expressed his appreciation to THYSO for organising ‘All Tangkhul Villages Men’s Open Volleyball Tournament’. He extends his continued support for such progressive initiative in the future as well.
Vice President of THYSO, Makanthing MK In his welcome note stated that the tournament was organised with the well being of youth as the objective.
Captain of Leikoiching, Dearson while appreciating the initiative stated that this kind of platform will surely encourage youth to take up sports for maintaining good health and mind.
Muirei Captain lauded the initiative of THYSO and for giving the opportunity to exhibit their skill and believes the tournament will lead youngsters to a more righteous path. Sports has helped him to be focussed and disciplined, he added.
The best team award was bagged by Leiyaram. Kh. Shangreithan of Leikoiching was declared the best player of the tournament, Phanglei of Ramrei was declared the best spiked and the best blocker of the tournament was given to Ningyangung of Muirei.