Trivandrum: Kerala Sports will now be governed by sports persons. Kerala became a model for the country and other states by appointing Padmini Selvan, former International Athlete and Arjuna Award winner as the president of Kerala Sports Council.
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Former International Volleyball player Abdul Razzak is the new secretary while Bobby Aloysious, former jumper and the gold medalist of the Asian track and field meet will be the technical director. Abdul Razzak is currently the SAP commandant at Thrissur. Bobby Aloysious is currently serving the Customs Department and her deputation from Customs is yet to be confirmed.
Generally the president of KSSC is nominated by the Government from among the members and Padmini Selvan is a member of the KSSC by virtue of being the representative of Kerala State Weightlifting Association to which she was elected a couple of weeks ago.
She was appointed as the result of the government policy of not mixing
politics and sports, which indeed is a good sign towards the development
of the game.