From Bhupen Goswami
GUWAHATI : Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday inaugurated construction works of the first sports university of Assam, the Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Sports University at Chabua in Dibrugarh district. Reminiscing the ideals of great social reformer Sri Aniruddhadeva, the Union Minister said that the world class university set up in the name of the great Saint of the Maomoriya sattriya community will not only give a platform to athletes of Chabua and Dibrugarh, but also of Assam and the entire North East
The Sports University has an important role to play in this regard. I believe its world class infra and talents will give a new direction towards development of sports in the region, the Union Minister said . The Union Minister further stated that Sports not only brings achievements but also good health, human values and service to the society. Today, Sports are an industry. Aspects like sports medicine and sports science are fields which are in much demand nowadays. Sports today provide employment opportunities and income generation avenues. Through sports, people can become Aatmanirbhar, the minister said.