Dimapur, Sep. 13 (EMN): Vitoho from Mukalimi village and Helito from Iphonu village were declared winners of the half-marathon race in the senior men and women categories conducted in Gathashi town on September 13.
The half-marathon race was conducted under the Systemic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme of the ECI was organised by the DEO Pughoboto, which witnessed active participation not only by the residents of Gathashi town but also from the neighbouring villages, a DIPR report stated.
Boskha from Mukalimi and Vikashe from Mukalimi village were declared second and third winners in the senior men’s category, while Lovini from Iphonu and Mishili from Iphonu village were declared second and third winners in the senior women’s category.
In the junior boy’s category, Kumsuto from Ghatashi town was declared the first winner, while Vipito from Iphonu village and Viyeto from Ghatashi village were declared second and third winners respectively.
In the junior girl’s category, Linovi from Ghatashi village bagged the first prize, while Helivi from Heboli village and Nishebo from Mukali bagged the second and third prizes respectively.
SDO (C) and SVEEP nodal officer, Pughoboto, Tiayanger Jamir, appealed to the participants and the people of Ghatashi area to value their votes stating that a vote can bring change in the society.
“Do not participate to win the competition but participate to convey the message of my vote, my right, my responsibility,” he exhorted to the residents. He further urged the voters to implement the message by voting in all the democratic election so that India democracy can grow into a healthy, inform democracy.
ADC and DEO Pughoboto, Phulushe K Yepthomi, flagged off the marathon with the message of ‘One man one vote’.