In an official statement by the State government, it was stated that the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup shall be screened across different districts in the State. Assam government has taken the step to attract and motivate the youth of the State towards football and increase their involvement in football.
The government has already planned to form a Sports Mobilizer Committee who will try to bring more youth to take part in the screenings actively.
Sarbananda Sonowal announced that in some of the districts, the government has taken steps to screen all the matches of the upcoming Football World Cup so that more youth are get attracted towards football.
He further announced that the finals of the World Cup will, however, be screened in all the districts of the State. All the DCs and police personnel have already been asked to take care of all the necessary setups and arrangements required for the screening.
Sonowal also stated that it is not just the screening of the football matches, the government has also taken the initiative to complete the 32 stadiums in the State as planned in the budget.
Sonowal further asked the Finance Department to release the money to the Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh so that the work for the Sports University can be started at the earliest.