Himanta Biswa Sarma, Anurag Thakur Attends Opening Ceremony of Khelo India University Games – Ashtalakshmi


Guwahati: Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur on Monday attended as Chief Guests the Opening Ceremony of the Khelo India University Games 2023 – Ashtalakshmi at a programme held at the Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati.

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Speaking at the event, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said it was a matter of great pride for the State and its residents for playing host to a sporting event of this magnitude. He said sports have the potential to foster unity among various groups of people and that they contribute greatly towards the idea of “Ek Bharat, Sresth Bharat”. The Chief Minister added that sports promote national integration by making the sportspersons familiar with culture and tradition of regions other than their own.
The Chief Minister added there shall be a ₹50-crore sports complex in every district headquarters and a ₹12-crore sports complex in every Legislative Assembly Constituency of the State.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma’s better half Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, Sports Minister of Tripura Tinku Roy, Sports Minister of Mizoram Pu Lalnghinglova Hmar, Assam’s Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Nandita Gorlosa, Ministers of Assam Cabinet Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Chandramohan Patowary, Jayanta Mallabaruah, U G Brahma, Member of Parliament Queen Oja , DG, SAI Sandip Pradhan, Chief Secretary of Assam Government Paban Kumar Borthakur, DGP GP Singh along with host of other dignitaries, were present too.

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