After much speculation and anticipation, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Assam tomorrow. Under his apt leadership, the Assam Badminton Association will further develop. That is what the Secretary of the association Omar Rashid believes.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma happens to be the President of the Badminton Association of India and Vice President of the Asian Badminton Association. Therefore, the appointment of such a personality as the Chief Minister of the state will result in a great improvement in the badminton infrastructure as well. This will benefit the players too. And that is what the Secretary of the Assam Badminton Association has expressed while speaking with Barak Bulletin.
Rashid said, “In his last tenure of Finance Ministry, Sarma assured a sum of one crore to set up an academy for the Badminton Association. Till now, we have already got 50 lakh rupees. Hopefully, We will get the rest of the money pretty soon too.”
He also added, “This government has always helped to improve the infrastructure. A National Sports Academy is being set up at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Amingaon. Once that gets completed, the players will benefit from it. There will be 200 beds as well. Once the academy is fully functional, national-level players and coaches will also come.”
Rashid thinks that the remaining work under the leadership of the new Chief Minister will be completed soon. He said, “During his previous tenure as the Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma helped the association a lot. A lot of work has been done in terms of infrastructure in the last five years. Although there is still some work left. All these works will be completed soon under the leadership of the new Chief Minister.”
The Secretary of the Assam Badminton Association said that he has a long experience of working with Himanta Biswa Sarma. From that experience, he anticipates that the next five years will be the beginning of a new era in state badminton. Rashid said that his real job would be to assist Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The secretary asserted, “He has a huge working experience. That’s because he is an active man. My only responsibility would be to assist him.”