Financial assistance distributed

Online/staff, GUWAHATI, July 24: One-time financial assistance to sportspersons, organizers and sports organizations was handed over in a function held in the city today. The programme was organized by the Sports and Youth Welfare Department.
There were altogether 40 former sportspersons and organizers (2015-16, 2016-17) in the beneficiaries list of one time financial assistance. On the other hand 29 current sportspersons and 31 different sports organizations/NGO’s collected grants in aid for the year 2016-17.
Sports Minister of Assam Naba Doley attended the function as a Chief Guest and he also distributed the silver plaques to the beneficiaries and cash awards to the players and others. Among other present in the function was president of the State BJP and MLA Ranjit Das, a key official of Indian Railway Board Pankaj Pathak, Member Secretary of SLAC Lakhya Konwar and Sanjib Gohain Baruah,Secretary,Sports and Youth Welfare Department.