SHILLONG: The Annual General Body Meeting & Election of office bearers of Shooting Association of Meghalaya, affiliated to Meghalaya State Olympic Association of Meghalaya, was held on December 19 in Shillong.
The meeting confirmed and adopted the General Secretary and Treasurer's report.
The NRAI Observer who presided over the elections as Returning Officer confirmed the election of new office bearers John F Kharshiing, President, HM Shangpliang, MLA, Vice President, Davis N R. Marak, IPS, Vice President, Bobby Wahlang, Vice President, and Neil Sootinck, General Secretary, D Sutnga, Treasurer, were elected as office bearers along with Executive Members of the Shooting Association of Meghalaya for the next term in presence of NRAI observer & Returning Officer, B Kalita, and Chiranjib Choudhury, General Secretary, MSOA.
Thanking the members for their team support the President, informed that there was urgent need for State Associations especially Shooting sports which is one of the priority sports under Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, to achieve their objectives with the upcoming 39th National Games due to be held in Meghalaya in 2022 and called on the team work from all the club members and District Associations.
The NRAI observer B Kalita, while congratulating the newly elected office bearers, informed that the recent changes in the Khelo India program allowed States to seek grants for infrastructure / equipment and training and it was up to the State Governments to take advantage of this and urged the SAM to initiate the process through the Department of Sports, Government of Meghalaya.