Guwahati: The Assam Sports Journalists Association is all set to start the first-ever sports library in the state to archive sports literature, data and records.

The Assam Sports Journalists Association is the sole affiliate of the Sports Journalists Federation of India in Assam and has been serving the journalists fraternity of Assam for all these years. After serving for the physical well being of the journalists of the state, the Association has now undertaken the initiative to boost the intellectual development of the people.

The library will also serve the purpose of a sports information centre. The Assam Sports Journalists Association has built up the necessary infrastructure at its office premises in Nehru Stadium, Guwahati for the said library and is going to inaugurate the same within the month of March 2021.

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The Assam Sports Journalists Association has also acquired a good number of books and records, said Association President Shri Subodh Malla Barua.

The Association also plans to reintroduce its annual sports awards for sportspersons. This year’s awards are going to be conferred on the auspicious occasion of World Sports Journalists Day, on the 2nd of July, 2021.

A Committee has been constituted with Shri Subodh Malla Barua as chairman and Shri Bidyut Kalita, Shri Mridumoloy Lukhurakhon, Shri Kausav Baruah and Smt Prarthana Hazarika as members. Assam Sports Journalists Association Joint Secretary Shri Dhiren Sarma has been designated as the nodal officer to assist the Committee in logistics. The Committee will prepare a panel of nominees for different awards and all members of the Assam Sports Journalists Association will be eligible to vote to choose the award recipients.

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