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Assam named best sports promoting State

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - Assam has been selected for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) annual award for 2020 as the Best Sports Promoting State.

Madhya Pradesh was declared as joint winner. The FICCI India Sports Awards were given away at a virtual ceremony last night. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was the chief guest during the ceremony. The jury of the awards was chaired by Justice (Retd)�Mukul�Mudgal. Assam has been declared as the Best Sports Promoting State in recognition of its work done for growth and development of sports.�

Accepting the award on behalf of Government of Assam, Onkar Kedia, Director General of Sports Authority of Assam mentioned some important achievements and steps taken for promotion of sports by the State Government in recent times including successful organising of the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati in January this year in which about 8000 athletes and officials from all over the country took part. A State-level athletics competition was also held in Guwahati in October this year which was, perhaps, the first such competition organised anywhere in the country during the current COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the award given by FICCI is recognition of the work done for development of sports by the Assam Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.�

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Assam named best sports promoting State

GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - Assam has been selected for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) annual award for 2020 as the Best Sports Promoting State.

Madhya Pradesh was declared as joint winner. The FICCI India Sports Awards were given away at a virtual ceremony last night. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was the chief guest during the ceremony. The jury of the awards was chaired by Justice (Retd)�Mukul�Mudgal. Assam has been declared as the Best Sports Promoting State in recognition of its work done for growth and development of sports.�

Accepting the award on behalf of Government of Assam, Onkar Kedia, Director General of Sports Authority of Assam mentioned some important achievements and steps taken for promotion of sports by the State Government in recent times including successful organising of the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati in January this year in which about 8000 athletes and officials from all over the country took part. A State-level athletics competition was also held in Guwahati in October this year which was, perhaps, the first such competition organised anywhere in the country during the current COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the award given by FICCI is recognition of the work done for development of sports by the Assam Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.�