Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein called to maintain the age-old friendly relations between the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. He was witnessing the 40th All Assam Inter-District Sub-Junior Football Tournament at Vir Lachit Stadium, Chapakhowa under Sadiya Sub-Division in Assam.
While recalling his past days, Mein said that he has a long bonding and close association with the people of neighbouring Assam and has many close friends in various villages under Sadiya Sub-Division.
He recalled his student time during which he used to travel through Sadiya Ghat from Sunpura and said, “revisiting the place is like a home coming for me”.
He further said that with the opening of Dr Bupen Hazarika Setu over Lohit River connecting the Sadiya Sub-Division of Assam and parts of Arunachal Pradesh, many avenues have come up. He called upon the people of the area to make best use of these opportunities to improve their economy.
Underscoring the importance of games & sports for over all personality development, Mein said that there is no dearth of sports talents in North East India and stressed on creating proper infrastructures like stadium and training facilities in every North Eastern States and Districts of the state to groom the sports talents of the region.
He was accompanied by Tapir Gao, State BJP President, Zingnu Namchoom, Parliamentaryt Secretary for Planning & Investment, R K Sharma, DC Namsai, Bijay Talukdar, ADC Namsai and Chow Kyuseng Munglang, ZPC Namsai.
Among others, Biswajit Phukan, SDO Chapakhowa, Starson Saring, ZPM Bukkong-Parbuk and Kaling Pertin, ZPM Dambuk of Lower Dibang Valley District were also present on the occasion .
The Tournament is organized by the Sadiya District Sports Association, Chapakhowa and 31 teams from all over Assam are participating in the tournament.