Assam is the Best Sport Promoting State in India, Award from FICCI

GUWAHATI: Assam has been conferred the “Best State Promoting Sports” title in the prestigious Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) India Sports Awards 2020. 

The award was given at a virtual event held on
8th December 2020. Assam has been declared as the Best State Promoting Sports in recognition of its work done for the growth and development of sports.

Onkar Kedia, Director General of Sports Authority of Assam, receiving the award on behalf of the state, mentioned some important achievements and steps taken for the promotion of sports by the state government in recent times including the successful organization of the Khelo India Youth Games, 2020. 

Kedia proudly informed about the state-level athletics competition held in Guwahati in October this year, which was perhaps the first such competition organized anywhere in the country during the current COVID-19 pandemic. He threw light on the construction of multi-purpose sports complexes in Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur, and Kamrup districts and scheme to construct 500 playfields in various parts of the state. 

He said that the award given by FICCI is a recognition of the work done for the development of sports by the Assam government, under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal. 

Alongside Assam, Madhya Pradesh has been declared as the joint winner. The jury of the awards was chaired by Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal.

FICCI organized India’s First Virtual Global Sports & Fitness Exhibition on 8th and 9th December with an aim to bring both domestic and global buyers, sellers, and service providers from the sports & fitness sector in a unique commercial setting. In the exhibition, virtual booths have been set up where the participant organizations displayed their sports goods, brochures, details of schemes, etc. 

Sports Authority of Assam (SAA) has also set up a booth at the exhibition where it is disseminating information about the infrastructure, achievements, and initiatives of the SAA and the state government.

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