Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma rode a bicycle as we speak as part of a marketing campaign to assist state boxer Lovlina Borgohain representing the nation on the Tokyo Olympics. Ms Borgohain is the one competitor from Assam on the Olympics this yr.
In photos and movies, Mr Sarma and a number of other different politicians are seen using bicycles in Guwahati. Security personnel had been additionally seen on cycles alognisde the Chief Minister on the rally as we speak.
However, not everybody had their face masks on, and a few had not worn it correctly.
#WATCH | Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma participates in a cycle rally to assist boxer Lovlina Borgohain who might be representing India on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. “Both ruling occasion & Opposition have come collectively for this 7 km cycle rally to assist their daughter,” he says pic.twitter.com/aJBgzDDgDz
— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2021
Mr Sarma shared pictures from the rally on Twitter and referred to as Ms Borgohain “Assam’s daughter”. Announcing a goodwill marketing campaign referred to as “Go For Glory, Lovlina”, he stated each the ruling occasion (BJP) and Opposition have come collectively for the 7-km cycle rally to “assist their daughter”.
“We are so pleased with Lovlina, who’s the primary feminine athlete from Assam, to symbolize India on the Olympics and the second boxer after Shiva Thapa to take part in the identical from the state. May you proceed to convey glories to the nation,” Mr Sarma tweeted.
Felicitated Lovlina’s father Tiken Borgohain on the event & urged individuals to return collectively & cheer for Lovlina. 2/4 pic.twitter.com/RoBI5T0UdQ
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 21, 2021
Ms Borgohain’s father Tiken Borgohain was additionally felicitated as we speak, Mr Sarma stated, and urged individuals to “come collectively and cheer for Lovlina”.
The Chief Minister thanked Assam Speaker Biswajit Daimary, his deputy Numal Momin, a number of ministers, Opposition leaders and MLAs for collaborating within the rally in one other tweet.
Arjuna awardee Lovlina Borgohain reached Tokyo with the primary batch of athletes on Sunday the place they’ve begun coaching. The Tokyo video games will start on July 23 and the primary boxing sport might be held on July 24.
The Assam authorities had in June prolonged monetary help of Rs 5 lakh to the boxer to assist her put together for the mega sporting occasion.
She had certified for the Tokyo Olympics in March final yr and might be competing within the welterweight class (69 kg).
Sports Authority of India additionally shared pictures of the boxers coaching on the video games which additionally embrace MC Mary Kom, Pooja Rani, Simranjit Kaur.