Guwahati, April 04: Assam Chief Minister on April 03 felicitated the winning teams of the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior National Championship 2018 at a ceremony held at the Madhavdev International Auditorium, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra inGuwahati.
It must be mentioned that both the Boys and Girls hockey teams of Assam had emerged victorious as champions in the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior National Championship held at Hojai and Kaliabor.
“It’s a joyous moment to felicitate the champion teams of both boys and girls in the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior National Championship. These young boys and girls have made Assam proud. They showcase Assam’s rise as a sports powerhouse in multiple disciplines” said Sonowal during the felicitation ceremony.
The CM also distributed cash awards of Rs 25,000 each to all the players and Rs 20,000 each to the coach and support staff of the teams.
Speaking at the event, Sonowal also said that the government has been taking various steps for the development and promotion of sports across Assam. He also urged the people of the state for a collective approach between them and the government to make Assam a hub of India’s sporting activities.
He also spoke about the government’s decision to set up an exclusive sports university at Chabua.