Assams pride lovlina s banners to be seen on charter buses
Love is in the air! A surprise gift awaits Lovlina Borgohain when she reaches Assam
If happiness is on the way… then Assam and its capital Guwahati will be the happiest on the eve of August 12. Love is in the air of the capital Guwahati, often called the gateway to the northeast. Loveline Borgohain posters and banners adorn every post and shield in the city. There is a festive mood in the city during the month of Sawan.
To honor this glorious achievement, the Assam State Transportation Corporation (ASTC) unveiled a chic custom charter bus with a megaplate with a badge on it as a sign of appreciation.
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The bus, now plying Guwahati to commemorate Lovlina’s presence in her home state, is scheduled to take the Olympic medalist to her residence in the city from the airport Aug. 12.
The chartered bus, whose ground clearance can be changed to suit the passenger’s comfort, is decorated in white, gray and yellow for a stylish look. It depicts Indian Olympic champion Loveline in a blue jersey. It also includes the quote, “YOU ARE THE PRIDE OF INDIA.
“This is the same bus that the Indian team rode in the match against England at the ODI in Guwahati,” said Gautam Das, a Kamrup Metro district transport official.
According to the official schedule, the top-ranked boxer will arrive at Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Azara, at 9:30 a.m., where state Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bimol Bora, the state sports minister and host of international boxers, will meet Lovlina Boragohain.
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“To me she is a living legend, and tomorrow is a historic day for the state. The Pride of Assam will arrive. There will be a surprise gift for Lovlina at tomorrow’s event, which the chief minister will announce on stage. According to state sports policy, there should be a cash reward or more,” said Lakkhya Konwar, general secretary of the Assam Olympic Association.
The proud boxer has an audience with Prof. Jagadish Mukhi, governor of Assam at 6 p.m., as well as a dinner meeting with celebrities and officials of the Assam Boxing Association. Lovina will address the press on the 13th morning.
Lovina, who has been in Delhi since August 11, enjoyed a home-cooked Axomiya meal with Sarbanada Sonwal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. The boxer, from Baramukhia in Barpatara in Assam’s Golaghat district, said she was enjoying Assamese food after one long year.
“Boxing has always made Assam proud. Assam boxers have represented the country in the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympics, including Shiva Tappa and Lovlina Borgohain,” said Hemanta Kalita, general secretary of Boxing India.
Determined and firmly focused on her goals, Lovlina will leave Assam on the 13th to return on the 17th to be with her family and loved one in her home village.
“I returned home a month later and hadn’t seen Lovlina in a year. It was during the last COVID isolation when we were together. I was expecting her to come to us tomorrow, but now she’s coming on the 17th. She likes to cook meat, I cook for her. I still remember when we used to take her to school on our bikes and she would look for her sister all the way,” said Lisa Borgohein, who works at CISF in Siliguri, West Bengal.
Lovlina doesn’t have much free time and now has the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2021, followed by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Asian Games in China in 2022.