Assam Sports Journalists Association (ASJA) is celebrating the golden jubilee of gold medal that was won by Arjun award winner athlete Bhogeswar Baruah in Bangkok Asian Games, 1966.
The event is held in the city on December 14 today. It was the same day in1966 when Baruah became the first and only athlete till date from Assam to win a gold medal in Asian Games.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flag off a special rally which will be organized by the Assam Sports Journalists Association.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal said it’s a very special day for Assam sports. He remember Bhogeswar Baruah who had made Assam and India proud in Bangkok Asian Games, by winning gold medal , and also mention about Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa and Sarita Devi who also made Assam proud in Sports.
He also announced that Himalaya Sports Festival will held in Assam.
The rally begin at the Latasil ground from 8-30 in the morning and end at the Nehru stadium.