GUWAHATI, April 10 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the first Assam Indigenous Games Festival at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium in the RG Baruah Sports Complex here this evening.
Organised by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare, the festival would feature several indigenous games of the State and would continue for three days.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said, �It has been one of the endeavours of the present State government to promote the sports which are very close to our socio-cultural life. It is one of the guiding forces for the government to have organised Assam Indigenous Games Festival 2018 to give due exposure to our sporting talents who otherwise remain away from the spotlight.� He also said that Assam Indigenous Games Festival would provide a fillip to strengthen social and cultural values of the State.
Chief Minister Sonowal also said that the festival has brought all the indigenous sporting talents of the State on one platform which would also promote and strengthen friendship and camaraderie among them.