Gyanendro Ningombam becomes first Hockey India president from Northeasterner

Manipur Hockey congratulated Gyanendro on his election as the full-fledged president of Hockey India.

Gyanendro Ningombam of Manipur has been elected as president of Hockey India making him the first from northeast India to spearhead Hockey India.

In a release, general secretary of Manipur Hockey, Seram Neken said that Hockey India had officially declared the election of Gyanendro Ningombam of Manipur as its president on Friday at the 10th Hockey India Congress and Election held in New Delhi. On being elected unopposed, Gyanendro became the first president from northeast India to spearhead Hockey India. He will serve as head of the national federation for two years.

It further said that Manipur Hockey congratulated Gyanendro on his election as the full-fledged president of Hockey India.

Gyanendro has been serving as officiating president of Hockey India since July 2020 following the resignation of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad on July 7, 2020 due to his personal and family commitment. He has been associated with the discipline of Hockey in Manipur for the last 40 years and impressed with his work at the grassroots level. He was senior vice-president of Hockey India, senior vice-president of Manipur Hockey and also chief executive officer of Manipur Hockey. He also served as the editor of Meeyam, an evening daily in Manipur, the release said.

It further said that Manipur Hockey is organising a grand reception ceremony at the Imphal International Airport on his arrival at 1 pm on November 8. All members of Manipur Hockey Executive Board, districts units, players and Hockey lovers are requested to participate in the reception with strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs laid by the government, it appealed.

First Published:Nov. 6, 2020, 11:41 p.m.

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