Youth carnival organized to identify sports talents

ZIRO, Feb 4: The two-day Ziro Youth Carnival, organized by a group of former sportspersons of Lower Subansiri district with the aim of identifying raw sports talents and guiding them to become good sportspersons, concluded here on 3 February.
“The tribal people have innate talents in the field of sports. Proper training, guidance and support are what they need,” said event director Nending Ommo.
Michi Takum, five-time state badminton champion, recalled those days when there were no proper training or coaching facilities.
“We could have achieved more had there been proper training and coaching facilities,” he said.
“The organizers mainly comprised sportspersons and enthusiasts who had represented Arunachal Pradesh at various national-level events and pioneered games and sports activities in Ziro and Lower Subansiri,” informed organising committee chairman Taru Abin.
More than 100 youths participated in the events held on the second day at the playground of the government higher secondary school in Hija.
Diibo Youths were declared the overall champion of the carnival.
Traditional amusement and leisure sports like yallañ joka swnnwñ (shot put), wdaañ chi’ka swnnwñ (javelin throw), wssañ lyoka swnnwñ (high jump and long jump), and hargo harlo harka swnnwñ (race) were organized.
Literary events were organized on the first day at Saint Claret College.
Talks on the topics, ‘Apatani cultural landscape as world heritage site -challenges ahead’, ‘Illusions of suicide and prevention’, and ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan – Clean India Mission’ were delivered by DMO Dr Tage Kanno, Dr Hage Bamin (Ayurveda) and Zilla Swachh Bharat Prerak Beauty Kena, respectively.
Yachuli PWD Division SE Dani Gambo, and Lower Subansiri DDSE Hibu Tama also attended the closing function.