SOA congratulates Narinder Batra for second term as IHF President

Summit Report

Gangtok, 23 May:

Sikkim Olympic Association [SOA] has congratulated Narinder Batra for being re-elected as the President of International Hockey Federation [IHF] for a second term.

“SOA extends its heartiest congratulations and best wishes for his endeavour to promote sports in the country and Hockey in the world,” a press release states.

Narinder Batra is the president of Indian Olympic Association and a member of International Olympic Committee.

In the release, SOA president, Kuber Bhandari mentions that Narinder Batra was re-elected for the second term as the president of International Hockey Federation after beating Marc Coudorn of Belgium by a margin of two votes during the 47th Congress held on 22 May, 2021.

It is added that Mr Batra secured 63 votes against his rival’s 61 votes to emerge as the winner during online voting process participated by 124 member associations. It is further informed that the Congress was held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.