Dibrugarh: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, during his recent tour to Dibrugarh, inaugurated Rs. 65 lakh worth Dibrugarh District Tennis Club at a function held here. Chief Minister Sonowal said that with the inauguration of the state-of-the-art tennis court would fulfil the long pending demand of tennis lover of Dibrugarh. Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal disclosed that a Sports University will shortly be set up at Chabua in Dibrugarh District. The Vice-Chancellor and Registrar for the proposed university has already been appointed and work are being undertaken on war footing to start the university
Terming sports an automatic stabilizer and a great equalizer, Chief Minister Sonowal urged upon the youths to take sports as a career and urged the parents to imbibe love for sports among their wards.
He also said that as a part of his government's aim to make Guwahati the sports capital and Assam as a sports hub his government has been taking a number of measures to develop sports infrastructure in the state along with organizing national and international level sports events in several sporting venues across the state. Inauguration of Dibrugarh District Tennis Club would certainly pave the way to promote lawn tennis in upper Assam, especially in Dibrugarh.
He also called upon the budding lawn tennis players to utilize the facilities in the tennis club to practice dedicatedly. Discipline, devotion and dedication shown towards their sports would help them to become a competent lawn tennis player in the years to come.
Chief Minister on this occasion also felicitated Pankaj Konwar, a lawn tennis coach who has been coaching the grassroots level players in lawn tennis and promoting the sports in the state. Sonowal also played lawn tennis with the budding players on the occasion.Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management Jogen Mohan, Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Chief Minister's Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Chakradhar Gogoi, Rituparna Baruah, Binod Hazarika, Bimal Borah, Teras Gowalla, CEM of Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council Dipu Ranjan Makrari, DC Dibrugarh who is also the president of Dibrugarh District Tennis Club , President, DDSA,Dr Debajit Dutta, Secretary, DDSA, Niranjan Saikia, Former DDSA secretary, Moni Saikia, amongst others, were present on the occasion.
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