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GUWAHATI: The Adhoc committee, formed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), started its function to constitute the new committee of the Assam Olympic Association. It is expected that the new committee will take charge by November.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently formed a three-member Adhoc committee to run the activities of the Assam Olympic Association and also to constitute its new committee after the State body failed to do it. The four-year term of the office bearers of the Assam Olympic Association, headed by former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, has already ended and it had last informed the IOA about its intention to hold elections in February this year. But it has not happened and the IOA was forced to form an ad-hoc committee.
Bali, who was in the city for the last three days, met the officials of the Assam Olympic Association and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. He also collected details information which would be required to start the process to constitute the new committee of the Assam Olympic Association.
Talking to the media persons Bali today said,“ During this visit, I have tried to collect the necessary information which will be required to conduct the meeting and form the new committee of the Assam Olympic Association. I will again visit Guwahati next month along with other members of the Adhoc committee (Mushtaque Ahmad and Sunil Elangbam) to take the next course of action.”
Replying a question on the tentative date of election Bali said, “It would take little time. IOA has given us six months time to complete the entire procedure and form the new committee of the Assam Olympic association. I feel by November we would be able to constitute the committee.”
Meanwhile, the previous committee of the Assam Olympic Association, led by former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, although faced a lot of criticism from the sports fraternity of the state ‘for failing to run the association in a proper way’ but Bali today said that he had satisfied with the activities of the previous committee. “I should admit that both President Tarun Gogoi and Secretary Rockybul Hussain made a good job in their office to uplift the sports in Assam,” said Bali.
Commenting on his meeting with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal the chairman of the adhoc committee said, “The discussion was very fruitful and he assured me all possible help from his end to promote sports in Assam. I am highly satisfied.”
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