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Governor Gulab Chand Kataria inaugurates Eastern Open Talent Hunt programme


Guwahati : Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria formally inaugurated the Eastern Open Talent Hunt programme at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday.

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Boxing Federation of India (BFI) in association with REC Limited, a Maharatna company under the Ministry of Power is organizing the event which will conclude on March 18. Assam advocate general Devajit Saikia among others was also present during the inaugural session.

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The junior and sub-junior events (boys and girls) will continue until March 9. The elite and youth (men and women) events will follow from March 12 to 18. The registration for the elite/youth category registrations is open till March 4.

More than 300 young boxers from 19 states are participating in the junior and sub-junior events.

β€œThis is a wonderful platform for the young boxers to showcase their talents and get ready for the next level. With your hard work and dedication, you will shine the name of our nation,” said Governor Kataria encouraging the participants.

These are open tournaments and anyone can participate and get themselves enrolled to showcase their skills. The winners will get a chance to be invited to participate in the trials for inclusion in the BFI’s national camps and train under the guidance of experienced coaches and mentors as well as to represent the country.

The gold, silver and bronze winners of the zonal level competition will get a prize money of Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000. On the other hand eight quarterfinalists in each weight category will be selected from the zonal level and qualify for the national championships.

The champions of the national competition to be held in Haryana will be selected directly to the national camp and will be given better training.

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