CALANGUTE (GOA), April 3: Himanta Biswa Sarma was today elected as the president of Badminton Association of India during its elective annual general body meeting here.
Sarma, a Cabinet Minister in Assam, was elected unopposed for a term of four years. He took over as the interim President of BAI last year after the demise of Akhilesh Das Gupta. Ajay Singhania of Haryana Badminton Association got elected as General Secretary after defeating KK Sharma of Rajasthan Badminton Association.
Former Tamil Nadu Badminton Association president Anbumani Ramadoss was elected as the treasurer uncontested. Ramadoss, a former Union Minister, is currently a sitting Lok Sabha MP from Dharmapuri constituency.
Sarma congratulated all the office-bearers and vowed to do everything in his power to take India to the pinnacle of world badminton.
�I would like to congratulate all the elected members and I am sure that everyone will fulfill their responsibilities to the best of their capacity,� Sarma said. � PTI