Assam showers awards on boxer Lovlina Borgohain, to name a road after her
Lovlina who arrived at Guwahati to a rousing reception was presented a cheque of Rs 1 crore by the Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and offered a DSP post in Assam police for her feat in the Tokyo Olympics.
Glad to have felicitated our pride @LovlinaBorgohai, the 1st from Assam to win an Olympic medal, on behalf of state’s people & GoA at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 12, 2021
Her success at #TokyoOlympics would remain etched as a milestone in the sporting history of Assam & India. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/RUyRKZ0HH2
A road in Guwahati will be named after Lovlina and a stadium will be constructed in her name in Golaghat, Sarma announced.
A sports complex worth Rs 25 cr will be built at @LovlinaBorgohai's native, Sarupathar, to help local youth excel in sports. A road in Guwahati will also be named after our star player Lovlina.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 12, 2021
Her 5 coaches will also be felicitated with Rs 10 Lakh each. 3/4 pic.twitter.com/Pc001SJ17D
The government has also decided to give Rs 10 lakh to the boxer’s coach.
Lovlina will be also given Rs 1 lakh per month till the next Paris Olympic to take care of her nutrition and practice.
The 23-year-old boxer said she is sad that she failed to win the gold medal in the Olympics.
“I again thank the people of Assam. I am sad that I failed to win the gold medal. But I am so happy that many people have come to receive me. I have won the Olympic bronze medal because of your blessings,” Lovlina told reporters outside the airport.
The pugilist from Baro Mukhia village of upper Assam’s Golaghat district became only the third Indian boxer to finish on the Olympic podium, joining two of the biggest icons in Indian boxing — six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and Vijender Singh.