Assam: Olympic star Lovlina Borgohain appointed as DSP


Guwahati:  Assam’s daughter and India’s pride Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday was appointed as DSP in Assam Police.

Lovlina was formally handed over the appointment letter of DSP by Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma at Janata Bhawan.

Receiving the appointment letter, Lovlina said that this will be a memorable day for her. “I am very happy on receiving such a respected post. I will try to bring laurel to the state in the future. I will try to take forward the players of Assam and Assam police in the near future,” said Lovlina Borgohain.

Handing over the appointment letter to Lovlina, CM Sarma said that today is a day of pride for the government and police. “Lovlina Borgohain has brought laurel to the state the day when she won the medal. I am feeling proud by appointing her as DSP. She will try everything to make the future of the state bright. We have appointed her as per the sports policy of the state government,” said CM Sarma.

The Chief Ministers  asserted that the appointment is as per our government’s new sports policy.

He further announced that the Olympic medalist will receive IPS after completion of her graduation. “A state-of-the-art stadium will be constructed in every district and a fund of Rs. 500 crores has been sanctioned. Our government will also construct a stadium at Lovlina’s home place with a cost of Rs. 25crore,” he added.

It may be mentioned here that the government announced plans to appoint Lovlina as a DSP following her impressive feat at the Tokyo Olympics held last year, where she bagged a bronze medal for the country.

Lovlina Borgohain is an Indian amateur boxer who won a bronze medal in the women’s welterweight event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, becoming only the third Indian boxer to do so.

She also competed in the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, where she earned a bronze medal. Borgohain is Assam’s first female athlete and the state’s second boxer to compete in the Olympics.