Grand homecoming for Barak Valley's Golden Girl, fencer Kavita Devi; Victory march in Silchar
Kavita Devi, who hails from Lakhipur in Cachar district, recently won two Gold in the South Asian Games held in Nepal. Kavita Devi won the Gold in Fencing – Épée Individual category. Épée the heaviest sword used in Fencing, the other two disciplines in the combat sport are Foil and Sabre. In this sport, the fencer scores point each time he/she manages to bring to touch the opponent with the sword in hand.
Cachar District Fencing Association along with Kreeda Bharati has organised a victory march to celebrate her return home after the victorious sojourn. She was given a warm welcome at the Kumbirgram airport, senior officials of the associations received her and the victory march began. A number of bikers joined her and as they passed, the locals congratulated her with garland. On the way she stopped at Table Tennis Club in Udharbond where she was felicitated by the officials. The march will continue till Silchar DSA where the district sports association will felicitate her.
Kreeda Bharati Cachar has also organised a felicitation ceremony today and spokesperson of the association, Vivek Podder informed that the event will start at Gandhi Bhavan in Silchar at around 3:00 PM.
The South Asian Games are held once every two years and it is a multi-sport event where participants from South Asia tussle it out. In SAG 2019 there are seven participating countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.