Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday took part at the inauguration ceremony of volunteers’ camp for the forthcoming third Khelo India Youth Games at Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati.
Sonowal urged the volunteers to perform their duties with utmost dedication and sincerity for smooth organisation of the Games.
Saying that Assam has got this great opportunity to hold this mega sports event which is the brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India a sports superpower, the chief minister called on the volunteers to extend hospitality to the players, officials, guardians coming to the event with the spirit of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.
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They must also take up the responsibility to inform the visitors about the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Assam, he said.
Referring to Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s song ‘ei biswa ek krirangan’, Sonowal said that sports can create an environment of peace and development while strengthening the bond of unity and brotherhood among all sections.
The idea of ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’ would only be realized through sports, he said.
The chief minister also gave opportunity to the selected volunteers to express their feelings while encouraging them to work for making the games successful.
Joint executive officer of Khelo India Youth Games Dr M Angamutthu, member secretary of advisory committee for students and youth welfare Lakhya Konwar, CEO of third Khelo India Youth Games Avinash Joshi also spoke on the occasion where many dignitaries were present.