Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam, first from NE to be elected Hockey India President
Gyanendro Ningombam from becomes the first Northeasterner to elected for the prestigious post of president of Hockey India.
On Friday, at the 10th Hockey India Congress and Election held in New Delhi, an officially issued released by Seram Neken, the General Secretary of Manipur Hockey, states that Hockey India officially declares the election of Gyanendro Ningombam of Manipur as its president.
As per the issue, for two years Gyanendro will serve as head of the national federation.
Followed by the resignation of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad in the year 2020, July; Gyanendro has been serving as the officiating president of Hockey India (July 2020).
For the last 40 years, he has been associated with Hockey in Manipur; earlier he held positions like the senior vice-president of Hockey India, senior vice-president of Manipur Hockey and also the chief executive officer of Manipur Hockey.
Gyanendro also served as the editor of Meeyam, an evening daily in Manipur.
On November 8, a grand reception ceremony has been organised by Manipur Hockey at the Imphal International Airport for Gyanendro’s arrival.
The General Secretary in the official release appealed members of Manipur Hockey Executive Board, Hockey lovers, districts units, and players to participate in the reception and maintain strict COVID-19 rules and regulations laid down by the government.