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John moots football academy in Assam

Guwahati, Nov 14 (UNI) Actor and owner of ISL franchise North East United FC John Abraham today envisaged interest in setting up a football academy in Assam.
Putting forward the proposal during a meeting with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here, the actor elicited positive response from the government.
Pointing out that the state government has accorded top priority to development of sports in Assam, Sonowal said, "We are resolutely working to make Guwahati as the sports capital of the country. Our government has given priority to strengthening sports infrastructure and organizing international sports events to boost this claim."
Sonowal added that the football academy proposed to be set up by John Abraham would immensely help the aspiring footballers of the state and the Assam government would provide all support and land for setting up the academy.
He further said that the government has taken up initiatives to identify the talented sportspersons to improve their skills and urged Abraham to take forward Assam government’s efforts to strengthen ties with the ASEAN countries through sports.
John assured the chief minister that he would take all necessary steps to ensure participation of players from ASEAN countries in sports activities in Guwahati next year.
He also informed Mr Sonowal about his willingness to work for promotion and growth of tourism and culture of Assam including Assamese cinema.
The bollywood actor further said that he would arrange for screening the premier show of a film based on the storyline of Pokhran nuclear test in February next year in Guwahati.
Sonowal assured to extend all necessary help in this regard as well.
UNI SG KK
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