New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) Hockey Bihar’s Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad named as the new President of Hockey India following the 8th Hockey India Congress and Elections held here on Monday.
Ahmad, who formerly held the Secretary General post will now take over from outgoing President Rajinder Singh as Hockey India Chief starting 1 October 2018 after being elected unopposed, a media release said.
While Gyanendro Ningombam of Manipur Hockey will take over as the Senior Vice President, Asima Ali of Hockey Jammu & Kashmir and Bhola Nath Singh of Hockey Jharkhand will take over each as Vice Presidents.
Hockey Jammu & Kashmir’s Rajinder Singh, who held the President’s post after Mariamma Koshy had reached the retirement age earlier this year, has been elected as the new Secretary General and Tapan Kumar Das of Hockey Assam was re-elected as the Treasurer for a second term. Former Indian Women’s Team Captain Asunta Lakra of Hockey Jharkhand, was entrusted with the responsibility of Joint Secretary along with Firoz Ansari of Chhattisgarh Hockey.
Meanwhile, Arti Singh of Hockey Rajasthan, M Renuka Lakshmi of Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu and SVS Subramanya Gupta, currently the President of Hockey Karnataka, were each elected unopposed as Executive Members of Hockey India.
Further to this, Dr RP Singh and Ms Joydeep Kaur were re-appointed as Athlete Representatives after their nomination from the Executive Board was ratified in the congress.
The list of 13 newly appointed Hockey India Executive Board members is as below:
1) President : Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad
2) Sr. Vice President : Mr. Gyanendro Ningombam
3) Secretary General: Mr. Rajinder Singh
4) Vice-Presidents: Ms. Asima Ali, Mr. Bhola Nath Singh
5) Treasurer: Mr. Tapan Kumar Das
6) Joint Secretary: Ms. Asunta Lakra, Mr. Firoz Ansari
7) Executive Board Member: Ms. Arti Singh, Ms. M Renuka Lakshmi and Mr. S.V.S. Subramanya Gupta.