Hockey India congratulates dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra on the election for the IOC member

New Delhi: Hockey India on Thursday congratulated dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, president of the Indian Olympic Association and President, the International Ice Hockey Federation and former President of Hockey India, as a member of the prestigious International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Dr Batre’s popularity as a deeply passionate sports administrator saw him win 58 votes from 62 people who voted at the 134th session of the IOC in Lausanne on Wednesday. He was among the ten members that the IOC Executive Committee proposed to be elected by the IOC as its member.
Dr Batra is also the first and only Indian to lead the International Ice Hockey Federation (FIH) as its president. He was a long-standing, integral leader of sports administration in India and led the initiative to stop the trip.
Next, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra was the first Indian to be president of every summer or winter Olympic body. He is also the only Indian who together serves as the president of the international federation, as well as the National Olympic Committee (NOC). Only 15 members were elected to the IOC of 207 NOK members. With this honor, Dr. Batra becomes the only Indian who serves as the president of the international federation, a member of the IOC, and the president of the NOC.
Congratulating dr. Batra in this rare honor, Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President of Hockey India said: “This is a really proud moment for India because we have a very capable representative of our country as a member of the IOC. It is a prestigious position and is no longer deserving of Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, who devoted her life to the professionalization of the sports administration in India, and has also brought a sharp focus on Olympic sports in our country. “
“Indian hockey most used him under his leadership as the president of Hockey India as he paved the way for sport with his popular initiatives that helped revive sport. I wish him success and best in his new position as a member of the IOC. We in Hockey India believe that his passion and commitment to the development of sport will continue to bring global benefits. “

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