Assam MLA Proposes Sports Academy In Lovlina’s Name In Golaghat


Guwahati: BJP MLA Biswajit Phukan of Sarupathar who is supervising the construction of a motorable road to Olympian Lovlina Borgohain’s village, on Sunday proposed setting up of a sports academy in the pugilist’s name in Golaghat district. Sarupathar MLA Biswajit Phukan said that he has sent a proposal in this regard to the state administration. 

Assam Pride Lovlina defeated former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei on July 30 to become the first among the nine Olympian Indian boxers to be assured of at least a bronze medal.

Talking to the media MLA Phukan said that Sarupathar has a lot of potential in sports.

“We have budding footballers, boxers and athletes. Hence, we have sent a proposal to the state administration for establishing a sports academy in Lovlina Borgohain’s name near her village to nurture talent,” said MLA Phukan 

“We have already identified 40 bighas of government land in Naharbari village, only 2 km from Borgohain’s birthplace, for the sports academy,” the BJP leader said, adding he will speak with officials concerned for arranging funds for the project.