ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Papum Pare Zilla Parishad Chairperson (ZPC) Nabam Aka appealed to the youths to make their parents happy by excelling in their chosen fields.
“The happiest moment of parents is when their children achieve success in life and fulfil their hopes and aspirations,” the ZPC said during a function organized this afternoon at Naharlagun to felicitate the medal winning players of Papum Pare in the just concluded State Olympic Games.
Speaking about women empowerment and importance of girl education, Aka said she was overwhelmed to see a large number of women athletes participating in the Games.
The ZPC, who sponsored the Papum Pare district team in the previous edition of the Games in 2015, appealed to the youths to refrain from indulging in bad habits like, using tobacco, alcohol and sedative substances.
Stating that a successful sportsperson can earn more money and personal glory than people in other professions, she advised the youths to take up sports sincerely along with their regular studies.
Arunachal Karate Do Association President, Likha Tara advised the athletes to strive for excellence instead of playing sports to somehow land a government job under sports quota.
“You need not chase job; job will chase you if you excel,” Tara, who has dedicated half of his life for promotion and development of karate in the state since 1982, said while citing the example of few successful sportspersons now in coveted posts.
Earlier, the ZPC along with Tara felicitated the medal winning athletes and encouraged them for better performance in future.
Earlier, Papum Pare District Olympic Association President, Daniel Teli explained eloquently the benefits of playing sports and how a sportsperson can make his or her country proud by excelling in competitive sports at the highest level.
Papum Pare District Table Tennis Association President, Bengia Tada, District Boxing Association President Teli Duli and hosts of invited dignitaries and parents attended the function.