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CM for revival of Assam Flying Club
STAFF Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Aug 25 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the Commissioner of Sports, Assam, to make the Assam Flying Club functional within two-three months, considering all the major and minor aspects.

This was decided at a meeting between the Chief Minister and representatives of the Assam Flying Club on Friday. The meet was also attended by several bureaucrats, including the Commissioner and Secretary of Sports, and the Director of Sports.

Bikrom Singha Lahkar, general secretary of the Assam Flying Club Revival Committee and chief trustee of the College of Aeronautical Engineering, told The Assam Tribune that a detailed proposal for revival of the club had been submitted to the authorities.

“The proposal prepared by the College of Aeronautical Engineering has been highly appreciated and declared as of high standard by Kanu Gohain, former Director General of Civil Aviation and at present adviser (Aviation), Aero Club of India,” Lahkar said.

Lahkar said the Chief Minister had asked him to take assurance in writing from the Indian Air Force, Airports Authority of India, Army Aviation and North Eastern Council that they would extend cooperation to the Assam Flying Club.

The Chief Minister also instructed the Commissioner of Sports to make an audit of the Flying Club assets with help from the College of Aeronautical Engineering. The revival committee will submit a detailed plan to be adopted along with modalities including timelines and financial involvement to the secretary of the Assam Flying Club, which will be placed before the club’s governing body for approval. The members present during the meet also suggested appointment of a technically competent person as honorary secretary of the club as per clause 26 (e) of its by-laws.

It was also decided that the secretary of the club would prepare an updated liability statement of the club to be presented at the next governing body meeting.

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