Tokyo Olympics: At a felicitation ceremony, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma requested boxer Lovlina Borgohain to join the Assam police as a DSP.
Assam CM requests Lovlina Borgohain to join police force as DSP. (Reuters Photo)
- Assam CM requests Lovlina Borgohain to join police force as DSP
- India’s Lovlina Borgohain won a boxing bronze medal in her Olympics debut
- Lovlina is 3rd Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after Mary Kom, Vijender Singh
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday felicitated Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain during a felicitation programme in Guwahati and requested the star India boxer to join Assam Police as a DSP.
Himanta Biswa Sarma further said that the Assam government will give Lovlina a monthly financial aid of Rs 1 lakh till Paris Olympics. Sarma went on to add that a Rs 25 crore sporting complex will be built in Saupathar in Golaghat district of Assam in Lovlina Borgohain’s name.
Borgohain arrived in Guwahati on Thursday with a warm welcome as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma received her at the airport. Borgohain, who clinched the welterweight (69kg) bronze, was then felicitated by the state government in the afternoon. Sarma was accompanied by Sports Minister Bimal Borah.
The 23-year-old boxer then boarded a bus, customised with huge cut-outs of her, and headed to a city hotel where she will rest before being felicitated by the Assam government at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra here later in the day. Borgohain is also slated to meet Governor Jagadish Mukhi in the evening.
She will, however, not visit her village Baromukhiya in Golaghat during this visit, but return to Delhi to attend the Independence Day event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Olympic medallists.
The 23-year-old from the tiny Baro Mukhia village of Assam’s Golaghat district became only the third Indian boxer to finish on the Olympic podium, joining two of the biggest icons in Indian boxing — six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and the very decorated Vijender Singh.
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