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Three Assam scribes in Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) committee

Three members of the Assam Sports Journalists' Association (ASJA) were elected among the new office bearers of the Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Three Assam scribes in Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI) committee

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GUWAHATI: Three members of the Assam Sports Journalists' Association (ASJA) were elected among the new office bearers of the Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Guwahati on Tuesday.

A Vinod (Kerala) replaced Subodh Malla Barua as the new SJFI President while Prashant Keni (Mumbai) and Bidyut Kalita (Asomiya Pratidin) elected as the Secretary and the Treasurer respectively. The other Executive Committee members are: Vice Presidents: Devendra Pandey (Mumbai), Vikas Pandey (Indore), Sambit Mohapatra (Odisha) and Saraju Chakraborty (Tripura). Joint Secretary: Amitabha Das Sharma (Kolkata). EC Members: Amol Karhadkar (Mumbai), C Santhosh Kumar (Tamil Nadu), Suprabhat Debnath (Tripura), Partha Chakraborty (Assam, The Sentinel), Sushim Ghosh (Assam, Dainik Asom), Nilesh Deshpande (Nagpur), Tushar Trivedi (Gujarat). Coopted: Sanjjeev Samyal (Mumbai).

Meanwhile the meeting also decided to confer the prestigious SJFI Medal to legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. Neeraj Chopra, who won India's lone gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, was adjudged the recipient of the SJFI Sportsman of the Year award while weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won silver at the quadrennial extravaganza, was voted as the SJFI Sportswoman of the Year.

The Indian men's team that won the hockey bronze in Tokyo - its first hockey medal in 40 years - was declared the SJFI Team of the Year.

Sumit Antil and Pramod Bhagat, the stars of India's Paralympics campaign, will share the SJFI Parathlete of the Year in men's category while shooter Avani Lekhra will receive the SJFI Parathlete of the Year woman award.

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), which has been doing pioneering work to support Indian athletes at Olympics for over a decade, is to be given the SJFI Special Recognition Award.

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