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Watch: Assam Chief Minister Leads Cycle Rally, Supports Boxer At Olympics


Himanta Biswa Sarma rode a cycle with a number of politicians to help Lovlina Borgohain at Olympics

New Delhi:

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma rode a bicycle immediately as part of a marketing campaign to help state boxer Lovlina Borgohain representing the nation on the Tokyo Olympics. Ms Borgohain is the one competitor from Assam on the Olympics this 12 months.

In photos and movies, Mr Sarma and a number of other different politicians are seen driving bicycles in Guwahati. Security personnel have been additionally seen on cycles alognisde the Chief Minister on the rally immediately.

However, not everybody had their face masks on, and a few had not worn it correctly.

Mr Sarma shared images from the rally on Twitter and referred to as Ms Borgohain “Assam’s daughter”. Announcing a goodwill marketing campaign referred to as “Go For Glory, Lovlina”, he stated each the ruling celebration (BJP) and Opposition have come collectively for the 7-km cycle rally to “support their daughter”.

“We are so proud of Lovlina, who is the first female athlete from Assam, to represent India at the Olympics and the second boxer after Shiva Thapa to participate in the same from the state. May you continue to bring glories to the nation,” Mr Sarma tweeted.

Ms Borgohain’s father Tiken Borgohain was additionally felicitated immediately, Mr Sarma stated, and urged individuals to “come together and cheer for Lovlina”.

The Chief Minister thanked Assam Speaker Biswajit Daimary, his deputy Numal Momin, a number of ministers, Opposition leaders and MLAs for collaborating within the rally in one other tweet.

Arjuna awardee Lovlina Borgohain reached Tokyo with the primary batch of athletes on Sunday the place they’ve begun coaching. The Tokyo video games will start on July 23 and the primary boxing recreation will probably be held on July 24.

The Assam authorities had in June prolonged monetary help of Rs 5 lakh to the boxer to assist her put together for the mega sporting occasion.

She had certified for the Tokyo Olympics in March final 12 months and will probably be competing within the welterweight class (69 kg).

Sports Authority of India additionally shared images of the boxers coaching on the video games which additionally embrace MC Mary Kom, Pooja Rani, Simranjit Kaur.



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