Imphal: Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam has been selected as officiating president of Hockey India by Hockey India Executive Board in an emergent executive board meeting on Friday.
Gyanendro was named oresident of Hockey India following the resignation letter of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad received by Hockey India on July 7 due to his personal and family commitments.
The Hockey India Executive Board under the rules and egulations of the Hockey India Constitution subsequently nominated and approved Hockey India’s senior vice-president Gyanendro as the new oifficiating president.
The Hockey India Executive Board expressed gratitude to Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad for his commitment shown towards the development of the sport.
Gyanendro has for several years been associated with Manipur Hockey and has been instrumental in supporting talented players and the development of the sport at the grassroots level. He also served as the editor of Meeyam, an evening daily newspaper in Manipur. Ningombam has earlier served Manipur Hockey as its chief executive officer from 2009 to 2014 pursuant to which he was elected as vice-president of Manipur Hockey during 2014 – 2018.
Gyanendro is a resident of Khongman, Imphal East district.