GUWAHATI, July 23 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today distributed annual grants-in-aid to District Sports Associations and State Sports Associations affiliated to Assam Olympic Association (AOA) through a video conference at Brahmaputra State Guest House.
An amount of Rs 34,800 each was distributed to 25 district sports associations and Rs 72,752 each was distributed to 29 state sports associations today.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal, who is also the president of AOA, said that Assam was going through a very difficult phase with COVID-19 pandemic, flood, erosion, storm, landslide, Baghjan oil well fire incident etc. He urged the sports associations to slowly revive sporting activities in the state along with keeping the sportsperson of the state motivated during these difficult times.
Along with sports activities, the Chief Minister also appealed the sports associations to volunteer in the flood relief and rehabilitation activities.
AOA general secretary Lakhya Konwar, vice president Bishnuram Nunisa, AOA member Pronoy Bordoloi were also present during the video conference, a release said.