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Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lays foundation stone of stadium at Chamata

OILFC win Naroram Barman soccer title

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GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today laid the foundation stone of a sports stadium to be constructed with a financial outlay of Rs 10 crore under the Uttaran scheme at Chamata in Nalbari District. The proposed stadium is to be constructed at Chamata Anchalik Sports Association Playground,

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal underlined the role played by sports in strengthening goodwill, camaraderie, brotherhood and friendship and said that the committed efforts of the state government helped to raise people’s interest in sports in the State.

Sonowal in his speech also lauded the achievement of athlete Hima Das in different national and international evens and said that several other sports persons of Assam are also making the State proud with their success in different sports events. Further referring to the participation of Mohammedan Sporting Club of West Bengal in Naroram Barman Memorial Football Tournament, Sonowal hoped that participation of teams from different states in sports championships being organised in the State would foster brotherhood and friendship as well as reinforce harmony.

Industry and Commerce Minister Chandramohan Patowary, MLAs Ashok Barman and Narayan Deka, Member Secretary of SLAC for Students and Youth Welfare Lakhya Konwar, Director of Sports Pabitra Ram Khaund, President of Assam Football Association Ankur Dutta, President of All Moran Students Union Arunjyoti Moran, Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari district and host of other dignitaries were present in the function.

Later Chief Minister Sonowal was introduced to the players of both the finalists of 41st Naroram Barman Memorial Football Tournament at the Chamata Anchalik Sports Association Playground. OILFC, which faced Mohammedan Sporting in the final, won the title clash 4-3 via tie break.