1. Meghna Ahlawat becomes TTFI’s first female president
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Meghna Ahlawat was elected the first-ever woman president of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI), while former veteran Kamlesh Mehta was elected as the general secretary. Patel Nagendra Reddy was elected as the treasurer.
Ahlawat, who is the wife of Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala, contested against Gujarat home minister Harsh Sanghvi.
The Delhi High Court had suspended TTFI in February and appointed a Committee of Administrators (CoA) to take over its functioning.
Dushyant Chautala was the previous TTFI president. The Delhi High Court had barred members of the suspended executive board from taking part in the elections.
It was established in 1926.
It is a founder member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and has been at the forefront in the promotion of the game in India and the world.
It has the affiliation of 34 state units and 37 institutions.
It is one of the most active among all sports federations in the country.
India is represented through TTFI in all the major international championships like Olympics, World, Commonwealth, Asian and all Pro tours.