The selection trials to pick the Sivasagar district team of Assam for the Mukhya Mantrir Mahila Krira Pratiyogita (women athletics championship) was held on Thursday at Piyoli Phukan Stadium in Sivasagar.
Attending the inaugural function, eminent athlete and Arjuna awardee Bhogeswar Baruah lauded the initiative and envisaged that this will definitely boost the spirit of the women athletes of the district and encourage them to excel in the field of sports.
“The women athletes of the district have tremendous potential to shine in the sporting arena- be it national or international”, asserted the veteran athlete.
Assistant commissioner Gauri Priya Deuri also attended the programme.
“A total of 12 players will be selected from these competitions for participating in the state level Mukhya Mantrir Mahila Krira Pratiyogita to be held on February 16 and 17 next at SAI Sports Comple in Guwahati,” informed district sports officer of Sivasagar, Sanjay Upadhyaya.
The competitions were held in the following events, namely, 100 metre, 200 metre, 400 metre, 800 metre and 1500 metre race, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw and long jump.
As many as 120 players participated in the competitions.
There was no age bar fixed for the participants in the competitions.
Besides a host of spectators, the programme was attended by P R Mili, president of Sivasagar District Sporting Association; Manoj Bhagawati, assistant secretary, Sivasagar District Sporting Association; Babul Khan, treasurer, Assam Amateur Athletic Association; and Gopal Gogoi, secretary, Nazira District Sports Association.