Assam CM Flags Off Go For Glory - Lovlina Bicycle Rally , Wishes Luck to the 1st Woman Pugilist From State in Olympics

Published: July 21,2021 09:23 AM

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‘Go for Glory- Lovlina’ bicycle rally to wish success to boxer Lovlina Borgohain in the Tokyo Olympics 2021. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma flagged off from Dispur Last Gate to Nehru Stadium.

July 21, 2021: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday flagged off the cycle rally,  ‘Go for Glory- Lovlina’ in Guwahati to wish luck for Lovlina Borgohain, the first woman boxer from the state who is participating in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Along with Chief Minister other Ministers including Pijush Hazarika, Atul Bora, Bimal Bora and Assam Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary took part in the rally that took place at 7.30AM.

Many MLAs of the state also took part in the ‘Go-For-Glory’ rally including Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi.

The Assam Assembly on Tuesday adopted a unanimous resolution, wishing luck to pugilist Lovlina Borgohain, the lone competitor from the state to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.

Moving the resolution, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pijush Hazarika said that a bicycle rally will be held in Guwahati on Wednesday to cheer for Lovlina and it will be flagged off by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The minister further said that Lovlina made the state proud by qualifying for the Olympics.

Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia, supporting the resolution, said Lovlina is an idol for the youth of the state and her success is a booster for sportspersons from rural areas.

Lovlina, 23, who had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in March last year, will be competing in the welterweight category (69 kg).

The state government had in June extended financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the Arjuna awardee to help her prepare for the mega sporting event.

The much-delayed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled from July 23 to August 8 with the boxing events starting from July 24. Lovlina has already reached Tokyo.