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Padmini Selvan To Be The New KSSC President
Kerala Sports gets its first President from the Sports field | By Yentha
On Jul 06, 2011

 

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.

Padmini Selvan said that being the first president of KSSC from the sports field itself, she would be concentrating on the welfare and upliftment  of sportspersons of the state.



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.

Padmini Selvan was a member of the bronze medal winning 4x400m relay team at the 1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi. She is the first woman president of the KSSC which was founded by the late Lt. Col. G.V. Raja in 1954.

 
 
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