Assam CM takes part in Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday attended a football match which was organised as part of the year-long Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations. 

Taking to the Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Delighted to have joined the celebrations of ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ in Guwahati, being observed to mark 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 War & Liberation of Bangladesh. Also watched ‘Swarnim Maitri Football Match’ organized by@adgpi on the occasion.”

The Football Match was played between Brahmaputra Braves and Northeast Tigers, combined teams of Indian Army, Assam Rifles and players from famous football clubs like Shillong Lajong FC, Aizawl FC and Gokulam Kerala FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati on Saturday evening.  

Swarnim Vijay Varsh is being celebrated to commemorate 50 years of India’s magnificent victory over Pakistan in 1971. 

Before the football match began, a host of other activities enthralled the audience. 

The other activities included an impressive fly past by Dhruv and Cheetah helicopters of the Indian Air Force and Army Aviation followed by an adventurous demonstration of slithering and skydiving by Army paratroopers.  

CM Sarma also felicitated the Indian players who won medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games held recently.  

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma felicitated Olympian Tarundeep Rai and Paralympic shotput player Sonam Rana. 

He also complimented the Indian Armed Forces for bringing peace and prosperity to the state.