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‘Indigenous sports to be protected for preservation’

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Kokrajhar, April 6: Along with the rest of the State, the day long Assam Indigenous Sports Festival organized by the District Sports Office in association with the Bodoland Indigenous Games Association (BIGA) held at Kokrajhar District Sports Association (KDSA) ended with large attention of the dignitaries towards the necessary of protection, preservation and promotion of tradiol games of the State.
The DSO, Kokrajhar and BIGA today organized as many as five traditiol game events that includes Khomlaii, Daria Pantha, Dongfang Bukui, Bwrai Buri and Daobo Athing, all popular traditiol games.
BTC EM of Sports and Youth Welfare, Doneswar Goyary iugurated the traditiol games in Kokrajhar where Kokrajhar DC Niranjan Baruah, BTC Secretary of Sports and Youth Welfare J. Prasad Sharma, Seuli Brahma Mohilary, wife of BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary, advisor of KDSA Maguram Balary, vice president Sarada Paul and others attended the festival. Earlier, the DSO Jajbati Basumatary who is also the Council Head of the Department (CHD) , BTC gave the welcome address.
BTC EM of Sports and Youth Welfare Doneswar Goyary said the traditiol games were being disappeared and present generation has forgotten about indigenous Games. He said the council has been taking keen interest to preserve and promote the traditiol games and extending support for its activities. He also said the the time has come to protect and upgrade the traditiol games so that the students can take it as an option to earn fame.
CHD of Sports and Youth Welfare, BTC Jajbati Basumatary said the DSO, Kokrajhar organized the indigenous sports festival along with the rest of the state as it is the direction of Director of Sports and Youth Welfare, Assam to preserve traditiol games. She said five different indigenous game events were organized in Kokrajhar in association with the BIGA that really entertained the people. She also said the department of Sports and Youth Welfare, BTC has been giving importance towards protection and preservation of all indigenous games.

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