Ex-BCCI president Anurag Thakur to head Himachal Olympic Association

Posted on:24 Jan 2017 09:28:02
Ex-BCCI president Anurag Thakur to head Himachal Olympic Association
24 January 2017 Current Affairs: Anurag Thakur was unanimously elected head of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term.

Thakur, who had to step down as BCCI President owing to the Supreme Court ruling on Lodha Committee reforms, was elected at the HPOA's Annual General Meeting.

Nirwan Mukherjee was Observer from Indian Olympic Association for the polls. Other observers included NP Gulleria, Hockey Coach, and Ratan Lal Thakur, Observer Himachal Pradesh Government Sports Council.

Surat Singh Thakur was the Returning Officer to conduct the elections.

The newly-elected members deliberated on how to improve the quality of sports in the state which has an immense pool of talent but is not doing well due to the lack of quality infrastructure and a concrete policy for the development of the same," the HPOA said in a statement.

The HPOA decided to have a Himachal Olympic Bhawan at Shimla and to organise the state Olympic festival on the lines of the national games at hamirpur from June 23 to 26.

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