GUWAHATI, June 30 � Subodh Malla Baruah of Dainik Asam became the secretary general of Sports Journalists� Fderation of India (SJFI).
Another sports scribe from Assam Saurav Bora was elected as executive body member of the new body which was formed at the SJFI�s annual general meeting held at Trivandrum today.
G Viswanath of The Hindu was re-elected as the president. In a close contest in the election, held in the meeting, Subodh defeated Rakesh Thapliyal of Dainik Jagaran (Delhi) 11-9. Viswanath beat Sandip Nakai of Delhi 9-5.
Purnendu Chakravorty of Kolkata became treasurer of the body which will execute till 2014.
Baruah is the first sports scribe from Assam to become SJFI secretary.