Pankaj Singh, BJP MLA of Noida, UP Assembly has been elected unopposed as President of Cycling Federation of India in the Annual General Body and Election meeting held on April 23, 2023 at State Guest House, Nainital (Uttarakhand).
Maninder Pal Singh has been elected for the post of Secretary General for the 2nd consecutive term while on the post of Treasurer Sudeesh Kumar of Kerala has been elected.
The election was held for the term 2023-2027. 26 states and boards affiliated to CFI participated in the AGM.
Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana got two members elected in the Executive Council while One member each elected from Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar.
Pankaj Singh thanked all the members for electing him unopposed. He also said that “He will ensure that not only cyclists but the sportspersons of India get the best facilities and will focus on grassroot program.”
He further said, “I have more work to be done on my part. Cycling is the most popular sport but we have to develop it to the elite level. We have to shift focus on the players at grass root level from where we can get the best talent, we have to nurture them carefully and can win the medals at Inter-national level.”
Maninder Pal Singh thanked all the members present on this occasion. Onkar Singh, Secretary General of Asian Cycling Confederation attended the meeting as ACC observer while DK Singh was present as an IOA Observer.
Justice RK Gauba (Retd.), Returning officer for the elections declared the results.