GUWAHATI, Nov 17: Lovlina Borgohain visited Royal Global University on Thursday for a cultural and interactive session with the students of the university.
Dr AK Pansari, chancellor, Assam Royal Global University, Prof (Dr) SP Singh, vice chancellor; Ankur Pansari, executive vice president, Gyan Sagar Foundation, and other senior members of the fraternity felicitated Lovlina Borgohain with a gamosa and a painting commissioned by a student of the university. The star boxer, who was escorted to the stage by an enthralling Bihu group, was also presented with a cheque of Rs 1 lakh by Dr AK Pansari, along with books authored by the chancellor.
The students of the university presented a colourful cultural performance for the program which began with the state anthem, followed by dance forms representing all states of the north-east region in the sportswomen’s honour. Prof (Dr) SP Singh, vice chancellor of the university, a sports enthusiast, welcomed Lovlina Borgohain with belated birthday greetings while acknowledging the hard work she has put in to carve a niche for herself.
Borgohain addressed the students thanking them for their love. Throwing light on the positive vibe of the varsity, she reminisced about her student life, and struggled to balance academics with her first love-sports. Sharing multiple life lessons from her journey with the young students, she emphasised on the importance of discipline, focus, perseverance and the importance of staying motivated.
Further expressing her gratitude to the people of Assam for all the love she has received, she stressed on those lessons that failure teaches every individual and how speed bumps have taught her to reflect on her failures and overcome the hindrances especially pertaining to lack of exposure.
Naming American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather as her role model, she claimed to be highly influenced by Md Ali in her career.
Answering a question posed by a student of the varsity, the boxer shared her strategy of laying emphasis on footwork, mind work synchronised with focusing on achieving the most with the least physical input.
Following her interaction with a demonstration of her footwork for the audience, Borgohain shared her feelings on having qualified for the Olympics to be the greatest moment of impact for her parents and herself.