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Sports have to be raised to highest level: Pankaj Singh, CFI President

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By Our Staff Reporter

Nainital, 24 Apr: Pankaj Singh, BJP MLA from Noida, and also the son of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, has been elected unopposed as President of the Cycling Federation of India at the Annual General Body & Election held on 23 April at the State Guest House, here.

Maninder Pal Singh has been elected for the post of Secretary General for the 2nd consecutive term, while Sudeesh Kumar of Kerala has been elected Treasurer.

The election was held for the term 2023-2027. As many as 26 states and boards affiliated to CFI participated in the AGM.

Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana got two members elected to the Executive Council while one member, each, was elected from Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar.

Pankaj Singh thanked all the members for electing him unopposed. He said, “I will ensure that not only cyclists but the sportspersons of India get the best facilities and will focus on grassroots programmes.”

He added, “Cycling is the most popular sport but we have to develop it to the elite level. We have to shift focus on the players at the grassroots level from where we can get the best talent. We have to nurture them carefully to win medals at the International level.”

Maninder Pal Singh thanked all the members present on the occasion.

S Onkar Singh, Secretary General of Asian Cycling Confederation, attended the meeting as ACC observer, while DK Singh was present as an IOA Observer.

Justice RK Gauba (Retd), Returning Officer for the elections, declared the results.