SPORT

Kamat is new SFI president



KOCHI: Goa's Power Minister Digambar Kamat is the new president of the Swimming Federation of India. The elections, for a four-year term, were held at the SFI's annual general body meeting in Margao on Sunday.

Gujarat's Virendra Nanavati has been re-elected general secretary, while Kerala's S. Rajiv will be the new treasurer.

"Since we are hosting the Commonwealth Youth Games (Pune 2008) and the Commonwealth Games (New Delhi 2010), we have decided to bring in foreign coaches for our long-term camps," said Nanavati on Monday.

The office-bearers: Life Presidents: B. Sivanthi Adityan and K.N. Kapur; President: Digambar Kamat (Goa).

Vice-presidents: Ramanuj Mukhopadhyay (Ben), Balraj Sharma (Pun), T.D. Vijayraghavan (Kar), Bhawani Shankar Sharma (M.P.) and Pitamber Jena (Ori).

General secretary: Virendra Nanavati (Guj); Joint secretaries: Raj Kumar (Del), B.S. Rathore (Raj), P.V. Gharat (Mah) and M. Ramakrishna (AP); Treasurer: S. Rajiv (Ker).

Associate vice-presidents: B.C. Singh (Manipur), T.V. Gnanavelu (TN) and R.B. Pandey (Bih); Associate joint secretaries: H.G. Bhagat (Diu-Daman), Utpal Sharma (Asm) and Vijay Godara (Har).

Sub-committees: Selection committee: K.N. Kapur (chairman), S. Pradeep Kumar (National coach) and Arun Kumar Shaw (Arjuna Awardee);

Swimming technical committee: Khazan Singh (chairman) and S. Rajiv (convenor).

Diving technical committee: T.V. Gnanavelu (chairman), Ashok Sharma (vice-chairman) and Mayur Vyas (convenor).

Water polo technical committee: Ramanuj Mukhopadhyay (chairman), L. Biken Singh (vice-chairman) and Kamlesh Nanavati (convenor).

Open water technical committee: P.V. Gharat (chairman), Gopal Khandelwal (vice-chairman) and Yashwant Pangal (convenor).

Masters committee: Rakesh Yadav (chairman), Ranjan Chakraborty (vice-chairman) and Rajkumar (convenor).

Swimming promotion & planning committee: N.R. Jagdale (chairman), T.D. Vijayraghavan (vice-chairman), S. Rajiv (convenor) and S. Pradeep Kumar (National coach).

Finance committee: Digambar Kamat (chairman), Anil Madgavkar (convenor), N.R. Jagdale (Kar), Dinsha J. Patel (Guj), M. Vijaykumar (Ker), R.S. Parmar (Pun), Ramol Chakraborty (Ben), Sanjeev Kumar (Del) and Mahant Kailash Sharma (Raj). Principal Correspondent

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