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Jajodia elected first Boxing India president

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Jajodia elected first Boxing India presidentBoxing India (BI) announced Sep 11, 2014 the formation its elected federation after an International Boxing Association (AIBA) suspension of the federation for 21 months.

Thirty-three state associations and one sports board elected Sandeep Jajodia as president, Jay Kowli as secretary general and Hemant Kumar Kalita as treasurer along with 10 vice-presidents and seven Executive Council members.

“I am deeply humbled by the faith AIBA president Dr. C.K. Wu and BI members have placed in me. I am eager to restore the action in boxing,” Jajodia said.

“BI shall soon set stage for national championship to end the dry spell for our boxers since they have been out of ring for long. BI will ensure that our boxers compete under the national flag with pride and for national pride.”

Returning Officer Retd. Justice D.K. Deshmukh and AIBA observers Cliodhna Guy and Kishen Narsi over-saw the conduct of the elections.

Newly elected secretary general Kowli also echoed Jajodia’s sentiments regarding hosting tournaments.

“It is a fresh chapter for the sport and we look forward to kick-starting operations soon. Following our AIBA ratified five-year developmental plan, we will work towards reforming the sport from youth development, national calendar for competitions and hosting of international events,” Kowli said.

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