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Assam Boxer Lovlina Borgohain nominated for Khel Ratna Award

On Wednesday, the National Sports Awards Committee nominated 11 athletes for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, including Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain.

Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain from Golaghat district, won a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, bringing glory to India.

Apart from Lovlina, the Khel Ratna Award nominees include Neeraj Chopra (athletics), Ravi Dahiya (wrestling), PR Sreejesh (hockey), Sunil Chettri (football), Mithali Raj (cricket), Pramod Bhagat (badminton), Sumit Antil (athletics), Avani Lekhara (shooting), Krishna Nagar (badminton), and Manish Narwal (shooting).

Atul Bora, Assam’s agriculture minister, congratulated Lovlina on her nomination for the Khel Ratna Award.

“A moment of great pride for Assam. Heartiest congratulations to ace boxer @LovlinaBorgohai on being recommended for the nation’s highest sporting honour — the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. I talked to her over phone & also conveyed best wishes for her future endeavors,” minister Bora tweeted.

Sanjoy Kishan, Assam’s labour welfare minister, has also congratulated Lovlina.

“Assam’s own daughter @LovlinaBorgohai has been nominated for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, the country’s highest sporting honour. Proud moment for Assam as well as the entire country. Wish Lovlina will continue her journey of success & shine with renewed vigour,” minister Kishan tweeted.

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