Guwahati, Sept. 1: Everesters Tarun Saikia and Manish Deka will be felicitated specially, along with 37 other sportspersons and organisers, on the 30th Abhiruchi Sports Day, celebrating the birthday of Arjuna awardee Bhogeswar Barua, on September 3.
The central function of the event will witness the mass jogging being flagged off by another Arjuna awardee former international athlete Shiny Wilson.
Organising body chairman Balendra Mohan Chakravarty said, “Shiny Wilson reached here this evening while Bhogeswar Barua is already in the city.”
“The mass jogging, as usual will be flagged off at 6.15am from the Chandmari flyover and will culminate at Nehru Stadium where a number of events have been lined up. The occasion will be celebrated at 117 places across the state,” added Chakravarty.
The events lined up include physical training and group dance competitions at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium, along with the felicitation ceremony at the same venue.
Children from almost all the leading schools of the city as well as sportspersons and sports enthusiasts will participate in the traditional run, the organisers said.