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Veikhang Katamnao Long organises 18th General Conference cum Sports Meet

Veikhang Katamnao Long
The 18th edition of Veikhang Katamnao Long (VKL), General Conference cum Sports Meet 2022 kicstarted on Thursday at Choithar Village. Under the theme “Lan Shichintheisa” the celebration would wind up on January 25, 2022.
TFM Ukhrul Correspondent
DGM of MSPDCL- Ukhrul, Akui L Shimray attended the opening ceremony as Chief Guest. Pioneer of VKL, Mayarchung Kasar and Former President of VKL, Reisangmi Shimray were the guests of honour.
Akui L Shimray in his speech stated that “We all have a dream. And every small goals must be set and prioritized to achieve our dream. To fulfill that dream, we have to have a vision, a system, a route to achieve the common goals.”
He further added “may this celebration bring us closer and give an opportunity to every Veikhangnao to shine brighter in the future and conveys best wishes to all the participating teams.” Akui L Shimray hoisted the VKL flag and kick off the meet.
President of Veikhang Katamnao Long, Ringphapam Kasar in his presidential address presented the current facts and scenario of Veikhang area. He asserted that 90% household of Veikhang area are Government employee. Though small in numbers, Veikhang is a progressive area.
He recalled the initiative taken up by present team of VKL and lauded the contribution made by MLA of 44-Ukhrul Assembly Constituency, Alfred Kanngam Arthur and Akui L Shimray.
Ringphapam Kasar mentioned that MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur had sponsored the education of Ngalayam Longpinao of Choithar for her BA and MA degrees (final year) covering her tuition fees, hostel fees and other basic expenses. He added that Akui L Shimray is also sponsoring the education of 11 year old boy, Rising Kasar of Khangkhui Khunou who was selected for football training at Stadium FC, Bengaluru.
In the opening football match played today, Khangkhui Khunou defeated Khangkhui Khullen by a score of 5-0 and in the second match played today, Choithar defeated Nungshong Khullen by a score of 6-2. Hosted by Choithar Katamnao Long, the General Conference cum Sports Meet of VKL 2022 will wind up on Janauary 25, 2022.
Hearman of Choithar, Alexander extended appreciation to 35 Assam Rifles, Somsai for extending help by providing sports materials for VKL 2022. He informed that the 35 AR through Ukhrul Town Post, Maj Rahul Chawla has donated 5 footballs, 5 volleyball, pair of football net, volleyball net, 6 kanats, 1 tarpaulin and 2 tents. “We, as the village community are indeed deeply grateful for the wonderful gesture tob35 Assam Rifles” added Headman of Choithar.
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