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Amlan, Nayanmoni to lead Assam in march past in 36th National Games

The Chef de Mission of the Assam contingent Raj Kakoti said that Amlan will carry Assam’s flag in the march past while Nayanmoni Saikia will also accompany him

Amlan, Nayanmoni to lead Assam in march past in 36th National Games

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Sep 2022 6:39 AM GMT

Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI: Sprinter Amlan Borgohain will carry the flag of Assam during the march past in the inaugural ceremony of the 36th National Games which will begin tomorrow at Ahmedabad. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nayanmoni Saikia will accompany him.

The Chef de Mission of the Assam contingent Raj Kakoti informed The Sentinel over telephone that only 50 players and officials of each participating team will be allowed to take part in the team's march past. "Amlan Borgohain, new star of the Indian athletics, will carry Assam's flag in the march past. Nayanmoni Saikia will also accompany him", said Kakoti

It may be mentioned here that the 36th edition of the National Games will kick off tomorrow in a glittering function. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest.

Meanwhile Nayanmoni Saikia was a picture of confidence on the opening day of the high-profile Lawn Bowls competition in the 36th National Games, comfortably winning two singles matches and one team game at the Kensville Golf and Country Club near here on Wednesday.

Nayanmoni Saikia started the day with an emphatic 23-0 victory over Gujarat's Vaishali Makvana in a Group A contest and ended it with a 21-10 win over Beena Shah of West Bengal. In between, she joined her Assam teammates to post a 33-3 verdict against Manipur in the Fours competition.

"The gold medal provided the impetus for Lawn Bowls. But we have to make sure that our win wasn't a fluke. We have to keep performing to sustain its popularity," said Nayanmoni, after a highly successful day.

In the men's pairs category Ruptu Gogoi and Mridul Bora although lost their first match against Bengal (15-18) but registered victory over Gujarat in their second game (25-9).

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