Kalikesh Singh Deo takes charge as NRAI president
Senior Vice President Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo assumed charge as the President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on 6 April. He replaced Raninder Singh.
An overview of the news
Raninder, who was elected NRAI president in September 2021, went on leave after the Sports Ministry issued a directive that the heads of National Sports Federations (NSFs) cannot hold office for more than 12 years as per the National Sports Code.
Raninder had completed 12 years as the president from December 29, 2010 till December 29, 2022 and as per the code, he cannot continue as NRAI chief any further.
In an impromptu virtual meeting, the governing body "unanimously" approved Dev as the president.
About National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)
It was established in 1951 with the objective of promoting and popularizing shooting sports in India.
The first speaker of Lok Sabha, GV Mavalankar was the founder president of NRAI.
It is affiliated to the International Shooting Sport Federation, Asian Shooting Confederation, Commonwealth Shooting Federation, South Asian Shooting Confederation and Indian Olympic Association.
In India it has shown steady progress and has grown significantly since 1994.
Indian shooters have won many medals in international competitions like Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth and Asian Games/Championships.
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