The Hockey India on Saturday named Mr. Rajinder Singh as the President Hockey India after Ms. Mariamma Koshy submitted her resignation from the post. Ms. Mariamma Koshy, a former State-level centre forward player, was appointed as the President of Hockey India in November 2016 after Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra had stepped down from this position due to him being elected as the President of International Hockey Federation (FIH).
Ms. Koshy had in various capacities been involved in hockey administration for over two decades. “Ms Mariamma Koshy has contributed to Indian Hockey over the last two decades and we are grateful for her services. She has been a guiding light for the Federation and also a big source of inspiration to many players and administrators alike. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.” stated Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India.
Meanwhile, Mr Rajinder Singh Sr. Vice President takes charge as President of Hockey India from 19 May 2018. Mr Rajinder Singh was earlier the Treasurer of Hockey India and is currently the Treasurer of Hockey Jammu & Kashmir. “We are happy to name Mr Rajinder Singh as the President of Hockey India from 19 May 2018 following the resignation of Ms. Mariamma Koshy. We wish Mr. Rajinder Singh the best in this new role.” added Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad.