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Raninder Singh became first Indian to be elected to ISSF executive committee

Dec 5, 2014 12:12 IST

Raninder Singh on 3 December 2014 became the first Indian to get elected as a member of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)'s Executive Committee. He is the President of National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

This is the first time in the 107-year history of ISSF that an Indian has been elected as the member of the global body representing the sport of shooting.

Contesting his first election, Raninder garnered 22 out of 25 votes in the General Assembly meeting held at Munich, Germany.


He was also elected as the member of the Administrative Council of ISSF with 145 out of 293 votes.

About Raninder Singh

• He was appointed as the President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) in December 2009
• He has been an accomplished international level trap shooter
• He belongs to royal house of Patiala belonging to the Phulkian dynasty
• Raninder Singh born on 2 August 1967 is an Indian politician from Punjab, India, and is son of former Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh

International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is the global body representing the sport of Shooting at International level. It was established in 1907.

The organization, with 154 national member federations, has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Its current President is Olegario Vazquez Rana and its Secretary General is Franz Schreiber.

 

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