The Assam Assembly has adopted an unanimous resolution today, wishing best of luck to pugilist Lovlina Borgohain in the Tokyo Olympics. Moving the resolution, Legislative Affairs Minister Pijush Hazarika said, that Ms Borgohain has already made Assam proud by qualifying for the Olympics. He also mentioned that both her elder twin sisters are national level boxers themselves. Mr. Hazarika further said, a bicycle rally will be taken out in Guwahati tomorrow to cheer for Lovlina, which will be flagged off by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The cycle rally has been organised by ruling BJP MLA Biswajit Phukan, who is the legislator of Lovlina’s home town Sarupathar.
Supporting the resolution, Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia said, Lovlina is an idol for the youth of the state and her success is a booster for sportspersons from rural areas.
He also proposed that Lovlina could also be made the Sports Ambassador of the state.
Bodoland People’s Front leader Durga Das Boro emphasised on proper guidance of Lovlina, when she returns as many sportspersons, who attain glory at a young age, fail to keep the momentum later. Speaking on the hurdles Lovlina has passed to reach her present position, Biswajit Phukan said, she has refrained from accepting commercial endorsements so far even though the money from such deals would have helped her family’s economic condition.
The UPPL, AGP and CPI(M) also supported the resolution and conveyed their best wishes to her.