Assam CM announces road in Lovlina’s name in Guwahati


Guwahati:  The Assam Government on Thursday announced that a road in Guwahati will be named after Assam’s pride and Olympic Bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain. 

Lovlina Borgohain was felicitated by Chief Minister Dr.  Himanta Biswa Sarma at a function held in Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra on Thursday.

During the felicitation ceremony, the 23-year-old pugilist was awarded Rs 1 crore by the state government. 

The Chief Minister proposed to appoint her as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Assam Police. 

CM Sarma further announced Rs 1 lakh per month as a scholarship to Lovlina till the next Olympics as a mark of appreciation.

A boxing academy would also be set up at her native Sarupathar for Rs 25 crore. 

The 23-year-old boxer returned with a bronze medal in the women’s 69kg welter-weight category.

Lovlina is the first woman boxer from Assam to quality for the Olympics and to win a medal.

Lovlina lost her semi-final against Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in welterweight women’s boxing at the Tokyo Olympics. She settled for a bronze medal.