Minister Bimal Borah inaugurates selfie points in Guwahati


GUWAHATI: Assam Minister of Sports & Youth Welfare, Cultural Affairs, Tourism and Power Bimal Borah on Tuesday two selfie points in Guwahati to show support to the Indian sportpersons for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

The Minister Tweeted, “Took a selfie 🤳at the selfie point at Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati to show my support to the Indian contingent bound for @Tokyo 2020.

Show your support by clicking selfies at the nearest selfie point. I #Cheer4India, do you? #Tokyo2020,”

“Boxing ace @LovlinaBorgohai qualifying for #Tokyo2020 is a matter of immense pride & joy for Assam.

Inaugurated a selfie Selfiepoint at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati. I urge everyone to show their support for Lovlina & the Indian contingent by clicking selfies and #Cheer4India,” Borah further Tweeted.

“Also, directed officials to set up similar selfie points at various places across the state. I also convey my best wishes to @LovlinaBorgohai. May she bring many more laurels to Assam and India. Let us Cheer For Lovlina, let us #Cheer4India,” he added.

It is to be mentioned that the 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and also known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will not allow international spectators. Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the event retains the Tokyo 2020 name for marketing and branding purposes. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled. The Summer Paralympics will be held between 24 August and 5 September 2021 after the Olympics.

Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7 September 2013. The 2020 Games will mark the second time that Japan has hosted the Summer Olympic Games, the first being also in Tokyo in 1964, making this the first city in Asia to host the Summer Games twice. Overall, these will be the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Japan, which also hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano). Tokyo was also scheduled to host the 1940 Summer Olympics but pulled out in 1938. The 2020 Games will be the second of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, the first being in Pyeongchang County, South Korea in 2018, and the next in Beijing, China in 2022.

The 2020 Games will see the introduction of new competitions including 3×3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and madison cycling, as well as further mixed events. Under new IOC policies, which allow the host organizing committee to add new sports to the Olympic program to augment the permanent core events, these Games will see karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding make their Olympic debuts, as well as the return of baseball and softball for the first time since 2008.(wiki)