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ASSAM PRIDE! LOVLINA BORGOHAIN APPOINTED AS DSP IN THE STATE POLICE

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On Thursday, the Assam government approved the appointment of Olympic boxer Lovlina Borgohain as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Assam police.

The decision was made during an Assam cabinet meeting in Guwahati, which was chaired by Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, and the state cabinet decided to appoint Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borohain as Deputy Superintendent of Police on probation.

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Assam Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu announced the cabinet decision, saying that after Lovlina Borgohain made history at the Tokyo Olympics, the Assam government declared that Lovlina would be appointed as DSP of Assam police, similar to Hima Das, and that the Assam cabinet has approved it today.

Borgohain, a 23-year-old boxer from Assam’s Golaghat district’s Baro Mukhia hamlet, became only the third Indian boxer to finish on the Olympic podium, joining two of the sport’s biggest superstars, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom and the highly decorated Vijender Singh.

Awards of Lovlina Borgohain

Lovlina Borgohain’s name has been recommended for the Khel Ratna Award 2021, which is also known as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award and is India’s highest sporting honour, alongside Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and Indian women cricketer Mithali Raj. She is one of 11 athletes nominated for the prestigious honour.

The state cabinet has decided to award incentives to health frontline workers for their remarkable contribution to the fight against COVID-19, according to the Assam Education Minister.

“The Assam cabinet has decided to give Rs 2000 each to 10854 ANM, 9420 verifier, 200 Support staff, Rs 1000 each to 32715 ASHA workers and Rs 500 each to Anganwadi helpers. We have been vaccinated more than 2 crore people of the state so far,” Dr Ranoj Pegu said.

Previously Lovlina Borgohain received Rs 1 crore

Lovlina Borgohain, an Olympic bronze medalist, was welcomed to Guwahati by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the airport.

Sarma clapped Borgohain on the back as she slid down the plane’s steps, before presenting her with an Assamese gamosa (hand towel), japi (headgear), and a bouquet.

“I greeted our star Olympian medalist Lovlina Borgohain at Guwahati airport with pride and honour. “With her victory in the Tokyo Olympics, Lovlina has sparked a billion dreams and set an example for budding sports talents in rural places to aspire to tremendous things on the world stage,” he said. Sports Minister Mina Sarma accompanied Sarma.

The Assam Chief Minister also offered the famous boxer the position of DSP.

He also stated that a road in Guwahati will be named after Lovlina, and that a stadium in her hometown of Golaghat will be built in her honour. Her coach would receive Rs 10 lakhs as well.

Indian boxer number three

Borgohain joined two of Indian boxing’s biggest superstars, six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and the highly decorated Vijender Singh, becoming the third Indian fighter to finish on the Olympic podium.

The 23-year-old boxer then boarded a bus with large cut-outs of herself and travelled to a city hotel, where she took rest before being honoured by the Assam government later in the day at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra.

During her tour, she didn’t visit her home village of Baromukhiya in Golaghat; instead, she travellled to Delhi to attend an Independence Day event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi met all the Olympic medalists.

Also Read: OLYMPIC MEDALIST LOVLINA BORGOHAIN WITH 10 OTHER PLAYERS, GETS NOMINATED FOR KHEL RATNA AWARD

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