Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Assam Indigenous Games Festival at a function held at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Stadium in RG. Baruah Sports Complex in Guwahati.
Organized by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare the three-day long festival would feature several indigenous games of the state.
Chief Minister Sonowal also said that the festival has brought all the indigenous sporting talents of the state on one platform which would also promote and strengthen friendship and camaraderie among them. At the same time he also called upon the people of the state at large to make the games festival a grand success. He urged the nine hundred participating players from 33 districts to play Indigenous Games Festival 2018 highlighting the sportsman spirit and Assam’s richness in indigenous sports. Sonowal also released a special souvenir
Minister of State for Sports and Youth Welfare Naba Kumar Doley who also spoke on the occasion gave a brief over view of all the schemes that the State government has taken so far in the last 22 months in Assam.