North East United FC (NEUFC) has congratulated Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain and Manipur weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on being nominated for this year’s Arjuna Award.
North East United FC on its Twitter handle said: “Congratulating athletes @mirabai_chanu (Weightlifting) and @LovlinaBorgohai (Boxing) on being recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award!”
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) August 19, 2020
The two players from the Northeast have been able to get an entry into the list of 29 athletes recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award by the selection committee of the Union Sports Ministry.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will take the final decision regarding the list prepared by the selection committee for the prestigious award.
The list recommended by the selection committee also has Ishant Sharma, Atanu Das, Deepika Thakur, Deepak Hooda, Divij Sharan, and Sakshi Malik.
Earlier, five sports personalities from Assam received Arjuna Award.
These awardees include Bhogeswar Baruah, Monalisa Mehta, Jayanta Talukdar, Shiva Thapa and Hima Das.
The All Assam Boxing Association has expressed happiness at the recommendation of Lovlina’s name for this year’s Arjuna Award.