The International Day of Sports for Development & Peace is observed every year on April 6 to mark the affirmative contribution of sports towards the promotion of human rights and sustainable development.
The prime objective of the International Day of Sports for Development & Peace is to spread awareness across the world about the significance of sports and physical activities on people’s lives and society.
On this occasion, we present to you some of the renowned sportspersons of Assam who have marked their presence at both the national and international stage.
The ‘Dhing Express’ of Assam became the first-ever Indian woman to the 400 m final at IAAF World U20 Championship 2018. She also achieved silver at Asian Games 2018. Born in Assam’s Dhing village, she was appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in 2020. She is a true inspiration for every woman in Assam who wishes to turn her dreams into reality.
Another pride of the state, Ashmita Chaliha was born in Guwahati. She won two golds at the South Asian Games in women’s singles, one of her biggest achievements in her career. In 2018, the world saw the instances of her talent when she won the Tata Open International Challenge and the Dubai International Challenge. She is the one who also encouraged many enthusiast badminton players of the state to passionately follow their dreams.
Riyan Parag is a cricketer from Assam who made his debut in Twenty20 in the inter-state tournament 2016-17 for Assam. Born in Guwahati, he became the youngest cricketer to score a fifty in IPL 2019. Last year, he performed a few Bihu steps on the field while celebrating the team’s victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad and people loved it.