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Assam CM kicks off Bordoloi Trophy football tournament

Review Nepal
  Kathmandu, Nepal      September 18 2016
Guwahati, September 18 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday kicked off the 64th Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Trophy when he set the ball rolling in the first match between Shillong Lajong and Oil India Limited Duliajan at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati. * 
Inaugurating the tournament Sonowal said that Bordoloi Trophy has put Assam in the world map of sports. 
'The tournament has given an opportunity for the players to rub their shoulders with players of national importance. Started way back in 1952, the tournament has gone a long way and it has produced many players of national fame,' Sonowal said.  
Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Naba Kumar Doley, Film actor Sunil Shetty also spoke on the occasion.
Before the match was started a one minute silence was observed in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives in Jammu and Kashmir today. 
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)