Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma participated in the Sports Pension day function to honour the achievements of Arjuna Bhogeswar Baruah on Saturday.
Taking to a microblogging site, Assam CM added, “Glad to participate in the Sports Pension Day function held to honour the achievements of Arjuna Bhogeswar Baruah. Presented one-time assistance of ₹50,000 to four noted sportspersons, while four others will receive regular sports pensions of ₹10,000 every month.”
Four NCC cadets were also awarded Bir Chilarai Awards for their outstanding performance also a cash prize of ₹25,000.
Sarma further added, “Also gave away Bir Chilarai Awards to four NCC cadets for their outstanding performance that including an amount of ₹25,000. Further, handed over ₹50 lakh to Smt Nayanmoni Saikia, who recently won Gold at the Commonwealth Games and has been appointed DSP.”
Glad to participate in Sports Pension Day function held to honour the achievements of Arjuna Bhogeswar Baruah.
Presented a one-time assistance of ₹50,000 to four noted sportspersons, while four others will receive regular sports pension of ₹10,000 every month. pic.twitter.com/XWGuFMhFy0
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 3, 2022
On September 3, 2022, Assam celebrates the 39th Sports Pension Day. The day is celebrated to mark the significance of the birthday of Arjun Bhogeswar Baruah. Arjun was the first Assamese athlete who brought a gold medal in Asian Championship for Assam and was an Arjuna awardee.