Intending to support and motivate ace boxer Lovlina Borgohain who is representing India at the Tokyo Olympics, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday took part in a goodwill campaign named “Go for Glory, Lovlina” in Guwahati.
As part of the campaign, the Chief Minister participated in a bicycle rally organized by Sarupathar MLA Biswajit Phukan from Lastgate, Dispur to Nehru Stadium along with several other participants.
Addressing the participants at Lastgate, Chief Minister Sarma urged the people of Assam to come together and cheer for Lovlina Borgohain as she puts her best to bring glory to the nation in the Olympics.
The Chief Minister said that in the sporting history of Assam Lovlina is the first female athlete and the second boxer after Shiva Thapa to represent India at the Olympics from the state.
While appreciating Sarupathar MLA Biswajit Phukan for the initiative of the goodwill campaign, Chief Minister Sarma said that it is quite commendable that Lovlina who hails from a remote place of Assam made it so big in the international boxing circuit.
He also lauded Padum Bodo who for the first time identified Lovlina’s talent as a promising boxer. The Chief Minister also offered his best wishes to the pugilist for her performance at the Olympics.
The Chief Minister also felicitated Lovlina’s father Tiken Borgohain on the occasion. Along with the Chief Minister, the goodwill campaign was attended by Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary, Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Handloom & Textiles Minister UG Brahma, Environment & Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Water Resources Minister Pijush Hazarika, Revenue & DM Minister Jogen Mohan, Sports & Youth Welfare Minister Bimal Bora, Tea Tribes Welfare Minister Sanjay Kishan, Akhil Gogoi and many others.