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Women athletes congratulated

GUWAHATI, Mar 8: On the occasion of International Women’s Day today, the Member Secretary of State Level Advisory Committee (SLAC) for Students and Youth Welfare, Assam Lakhya Konwar has congratulated the three women players of Assam on their selection to the Indian contingent for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The athletes, namely Hima Das (Athletics), Lovelina Borgohain (Boxing) and Nayanmoni Saikia (Lawn Bowl) from Assam have been selected in the Indian team for the forthcoming XXI Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from April 4 to 15, 2018.
To encourage the players, Member Secretary, SLAC has announced a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 to each of the players. While expressing his view, the Member Secretary has stated that it is a matter of immense pride for the women of Assam on the occasion of International Women’s Day. He has expressed hope for good performance by the players and also wished them all success in the competitions. This is stated in a release.