Guwahati: Sportstar will host the first-ever North-East Sports Conclave on Friday here, where a host of speakers will discuss key issues pertaining to the sports ecosystem in the region.
Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, will virtually deliver the keynote address.
The participation of Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal winners — weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (silver medalist) and boxer Lovlina Borgohain (bronze medalist) — will be the highlight of the occasion.
The full-day conclave will have different segments including a panel discussion on North-East Sports and Infrastructure.
Discussing the traditional sports of the North-East will be Jayanta Talukdar, Olympic archer, boxer Sarita Devi, gold medalist at World Championship, and Tetea Hmar, secretary, Mizoram Football Association.
There will also be a discussion on how to make North-East the sports hub of India. Bhaichung Bhutia, former Indian football captain, Satish K Sarhadi, Director – SAI, RC Guwahati, Kothajit Singh, India hockey player, and M. C. Mary Kom, Olympic bronze medalist will share their views.
Other attendees include Robert Romawia Royte (Mizoram Sports Minister), Pabitra Margherita (Member Secretary State Level Advisory Committee for Youth and Students – Assam) Larsing Ming Sawyan (President Meghalaya Football Association), Abu Metha (Associate Vice President Athletics Federation of India & Secretary General Nagaland Olympic Association).
The Conclave will be held in association with the Directorate of Information and Public Relations Assam, IOC, SBI and LIC India. Readers can follow the Conclave live on the Sportstar website.
The first edition of the Sportstar Sports Conclave was held in July in Kerala.