Assam received prestigious FICCI Annual Award for Promoting SportsDecember 11, 2020, Guwahati
Assam received the prestigious FICCI Annual Award for 2020 as the “Best State Promoting Sports” category along with Madhya Pradesh.
The FICCI INDIA Sports Awards 2020 were given away at a virtual ceremony last night. The Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren was the Chief Guest during the ceremony. The Jury of the awards was chaired by Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal. Assam has been declared as the Best State Promoting Sports in recognition of its work done for growth and development of sports. Accepting the award on behalf of the Government of Assam Onkar Kedia, Director General of Sports Authority of Assam, mentioned some important achievements and steps taken by the States for promoting sports. Apart from hosting national and international meets successfully Assam also took series of steps to develop sports culture which included construction of multi-purpose Sports Complexes in Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur and Kamrup districts and adopting scheme to construct 500 playfields in various parts of the State.