Guwahati, Aug. 14: Dispur has announced the names of 20 sportspersons of Assam for regular sports pension for the year 2013-14 at Rs 4,000 a month. Another 20 sportspersons have been selected for one-time financial assistance/ ex gratia of Rs 40,000 for the year 2013-14.
The list of beneficiaries of regular sports pension include: Prem Kanta Deka, Lakheswar Medhi, Surajit Bhowmik, Khagen Chetia, Rajendra Prasad Goala, Md Abdul Jalil, Nagen Chandra Chetia, Dombaru Dhar Khanikar, Narendra Nath Sabhapandit, Md Naram Ali, Eleye Changkakoty, Nikunja Brahma, Kumud Dutta, Padmeswor Deka, Preetam Konwar, Harendra Nath Basumatary, Sanjoy Kumar Das, Mano Ranjan Dutta, Sujoy Dutta Roy and Ramen Das.
The Assam Mountaineering Association has welcomed the state government’s move to posthumously award one-time financial grant to Rohini Kumar Bhuyan, founder of the association. The list of beneficiaries for one-time financial assistance/ex-gratia include: Ruhini Kumar Bhuyan, Amar Talukdar, Dipak Banerjee, Nurul Hussain, Pankaj Purakayastha, Birendra Kumar Brahma, Lakheswar Konwar, Dipak Das, Pramatha Kumar Dey, Md Abdul, Chandra Kumar Saikia, Rajib Phukan, Bimal Bharali, Md Sawkat Ali, Prabir Kumar Das, Khireswar Gogoi, Krishna Bahadur Chetri, Pari Rongpi, Md Monowar Ali and Md Anisur Rahman.
Football: The 8th Manipur State League 2013 which was schedule to get under way from August 18 has been deffered because of rain hampering the ground , writes our correspondent from Manipur.