Digital Desk, Guwahati. Following its earlier announcement, the Assam government on Wednesday formally appointed Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Assam. The 24-year-old boxer from Assam, Lovlina Borgohain, won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year.
Along with Assam Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma carried 3-star DSP badges on his shoulders. The appointment letter was handed over to a few boxers at a function at the state government’s headquarters, Janata Bhawan. Considering his age, Sarma hoped that Borgohain would one day achieve a top position in the Assam Police Service and then be promoted to the Indian Police Service cadre ranks.
The Chief Minister said that Borgohain’s Olympic bronze medal in boxing was one of the proudest moments in the sports history of Assam. He said that the state government would give an additional one lakh rupees to Borgohain to continue his training in boxing, apart from the monthly salary. He said that if he faces any problem in continuing his training in Patiala (Punjab), the Assam government will consider hiring an international level coach for him in Guwahati.
Reiterating his earlier announcement, the Chief Minister said that a road in Guwahati would be named after him and a big sports stadium would be built in Borgohain’s assembly constituency Sarupathar at a cost of Rs 25 crore. After receiving the appointment letter, Borgohain told the media that it would be a memorable day in his life. He said, I am very happy to get such an honorable post. I will try to make the name of my state proud in future. I will try my best to promote the players of Assam and state police in future.
Sarma, (who launched a war against the drug trade and its various dangers after becoming chief minister in May last year) urged the youth to start the game on a large scale and rid himself of drug abuse and other evils of the society. urged to stay away. The Chief Minister said that state-of-the-art stadiums would be constructed in various districts and an amount of Rs 500 crore has been approved. Priority will also be given for coaching and talent identification. Scholarships will also be given to students and youth. Take sports seriously. He said that each police station should form its own football and volleyball team and participate in district level competitions.
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