DIMAPUR, May 3 - The three-day Inter Government College Olympics 2019 on the theme, �Bridging the Gaps�, under way at the Kohima College in Kohima, entered the second day today.
Around 200 participants from 13 government colleges from across Nagaland took part in the olympic race from the Old MLA Hostel junction at Kohima to the Kohima College to mark the beginning of the event on Thursday.
Advisor to the Rural Development Department, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, in his brief message, urged the students to continue the event every year so as to keep themselves physically and mentally fit and set examples to their successors in the coming years.
Principal in-charge of Kohima College Thinuokhrienuo Tseikhanuo said the aim of the Olympics was to bring all the government college students together and explore their talent in games and sports.
Speaking at the inaugural event, Minister for Higher and Technical Education Temjen Imna Along, who is also the chief patron of the event, said problems and struggle should not determine the spirit of performance in sports, rather there should be sportsmanship, discipline and hard work. He said the Government has envisioned various programmes for the youth to bring excellence to the fore.