Assam all set to host ASEAN Football Championship in Guwahati

Assam all set to host ASEAN Football Championship in Guwahati

January 19, 2019

The government of Assam is set to host the ASEAN Football Championship in Guwahati. This championship will see participants from 10 ASEAN countries as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

This news comes from Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal who revealed this at an event in the city.  

Giving a definitive push towards implementing the mega mission for rural empowerment and giving focused and concerted efforts in a time bound manner, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal disbursed initial payment of Rs. 8 lakh each to 371 play grounds which would be transformed into modern playgrounds. The fund, provided as a part of Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMGUY), was held at Srimanta Sankardev International Auditorium here today.

He also said that his government will also organize sports events at Panchyat, Anchalik Panchayat and Zila Parishad level to enable the sports talents to showcase their sporting sharpness. He also informed that those who show good prospects will be trained in Sports Academy which his government is going to set up in the state.

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