Assam’s first sports university work gets Sarbananda Sonowal's blessings
DIBRUGARH: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday flagged off the construction of the first sports varsity of Assam — the Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Sports University — at Chabua in Dibrugarh district.
Recalling the ideals of social reformer Sri Aniruddhadeva, the former Assam chief minister said the world-class university named after the great saint of the Maomoriya sattriya community will not only give a platform to the athletes of Chabua and Dibrugarh, but also of Assam and the entire Northeast.
“Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika with his evergreen song ‘Ai Prithibi ek krirangan, krira hol shantir prangon’ spread the message of sports being the harbinger of peace and harmony. The Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Sports University has an important role to play in this regard. I believe its world-class infra and talent will give a new direction to the development of sports in the region,” the Union minister of ports, shipping & waterways and AYUSH said.
Sonowal further said, “Today sports is an industry, which in turn has led to a demand for fields like sports medicine and sports science. It provides employment opportunities and income generation avenues. People can hope to become Aatmanirbhar by pursuing sports.”