A strong contingent of 238 members of Assam team left for Imphal on Monday to take part in the North East Olympic Games.
The games will be held from October 24-28 in Manipur’s capital.
The Assam Olympic Association (AOA) president Rokybul Hussian informed that Assam will take part in athletics (35), archery (26), badminton (10), shooting (14), taekwondo (22), boxing (19), weightlifting (18), wushu (25), judo (12), football (men and women 36), table tennis (10), karate (10).
Anup Choudhury has been appointed as the Chef-de-Mission of the team while L Hemanta Singh and Pradip Hazarika will be his deputy. Other officials are Raj Kakati, Gautam Choudhury.
The Arunachal Pradesh contingent also left for Imphal, the same day.
Sports & Youth Affairs Secretary Dani Salu flagged off the team at the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy complex. He encouraged the athletes to perform well and bring laurels to the state.
Arunachal Olympic Association secretary general Abraham K Techi and Arunachal Karate Do Association president Likha Tara briefed the players about the games.
The state has fielded 184 athletes in the Games, scheduled to begin at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex (Imphal) on 24 October.
The Games will feature 12 sports disciplines – archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, football (men & women), judo, karate, shooting, Taekwondo, table tennis, weightlifting, and Wushu.
Arunachal Pradesh will compete in all the 12 disciplines.