Assam’s daughter and the Pride of India, Lovlina Borgohain from Golaghat has won the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Lovlina Borgohain has been declared as Brand Ambassador for the Department Of Education, Assam. The Assam’s Education Minister Ranoj Pegu has made this announcement on Sunday (September 5).
Lovlina Borgohain was won the welterweight gold medal at the Indian Open of the first International Boxing Championship. She has also been awarded bronze medals in Asian Boxing championship in Vietnam and the Presidents Cup in Astana. Later, she won a silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia in June 2018 and a bronze medal at the 13th Silesian International Championships in Poland in September 2018. Lovlina is the first female athlete and the second Boxer from the Assam to represent the State in the Olympics. Lovlina Borgohain has received the Arjuna Award from President Ram Nath Kovind for her remarkable performance in Boxing.
Lovlina’s cheerful welcome in Assam, when getting off the plane, the leader’s first hug came from the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister decorated her with traditional Gapi and Gamocha. Lovlina said, “I am so happy that you all are here and I was able to bring back a medal but upset with myself that it is not gold”.
The Education Minister Pegu said that “With Lovlina as the brand ambassador of the department, the education department of Assam will achieve growth with the help of the State’s first Olympian.”
Minister Ranoj Pegu also said, “Since Lovlina is the Representative of the education sector in Assam, Women and girls throughout the state will be encouraged to educate themselves. Lovlina Borgohain is a three-time World Champion and Bronze medalist. She is the only Indian Female boxer to bring an Olympic medal to India at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Author: Papri Nath