Monday, November 29, 1999

Digamber Kamat re-elected as SFI president

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New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has been unanimously re-elected as the president of Swimming Federation of India in its Annual General Body Meeting in Margao. The AGM paid little heed to the Sports Ministry''s recent tenure guidelines and also re-elected Virendra Nanavati of Gujarat as the secretary general of SFI for the sixth time. Besides 23 state units, the meeting was also attended by Hussain Al Musallam, vice-president of the game''s world body FINA, a statement said today. The election was conducted as per the constitution of the SFI and VS Borkar was the returning officer for the poll process as the office bearers were elected unanimously, the statement stated. K Murugan, vice-president of Indian Olympic Association and government observer C Chinnappa was also present during the voting process. "The house also decided to conduct the Commonwealth Water Polo Championship in Goa in the last week of October," the statement added. Office bearers: President: Digamber V Kamat (Goa); General Secretary: Virendra Nanavati (Gujarat); Treasurer: S Rajiv (Kerala); Vice-presidents: Ramanuj Mukhopadhya (Bengal), Balraj Sharma (Punjab), Bhawani Shankar Sharma (MP), TD Vijay Raghavan (Karnataka), Rajkumar (Delhi); Joint Secretaries: BS Rathod (Rajasthan), M Ramakrishna (Andhra Pradesh), RB Pandey (Bihar), HG Bhagat (Damam-Diu); Associate vice-presidents: Pitamber Jena (Orissa), BC Singh (Manipur), RN Jaiprakash (TN); Associate Joint Secretaries: Ravin Kapur (UP), Kishor Vaidya (Maharastra), Ranjan Chakraborty (Tripura).

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