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Veteran Journalist Saraju Charkaborty elected as Vice President of SJFI

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By TC News Desk

Ahmedabad, 23rd July 2023:  Veteran Journalist &  Sports Editor of Syandan Patrika Saraju Chakraboty has once again elected as Vice President of Sports Journalist Federation of India at an program held in Ahemedabad on Sunday.

The SJFI, at the AGM,  elected Tushar Trivedi as its president, Prashant Keni as Secretary and Partha Chakraborty as Treasurer for a two-year term (2023-2025).

The committee:

President:  Tushar Trivedi (Gujarat), Vice-Presidents: Vikas Pandey (Indore),  Manuja Veerappa (Bengaluru), Saraju Chakraborty (Trupura), Paritosh Pramanik (Nagpur_); Secretary: Prashant Keni (Mumbai); Jt. Secretary: Ramesh Varikuppala (Telangana);  Treasurer: Partha Chakraborty (Assam); Executive Committee: Suresh Kumar Swain (Odisha), Ripple Christy (Gujarat), K. Keerthivasan (Tamil Nadu), Suprabhat Debnath (Tripura),

Bidyut Kalita (Assam), Nilesh Deshpande (Nagpur), Sabi Hussain Naqvi (Delhi)

Flying Sikh Milkha Singh and track star P. T. Usha were chosen for the prestigious SJFI Medal for 2022 at the federation’s Annual General Meeting at the Sports Club of Gujarat here on Sunday.

 The previous three winners were Vijay Amritraj,  Prakash Padukone and Sunil Gavaskar.

The athletics sport legend Milkha Singh. who won four gold medals at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo (200m and 400m) and the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta (400m and 4 x 400m relay) was chosen in the posthumous award category.

Usha has won 11 medals in the Asian Games including four gold at the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul, South Korea (200m, 400m, 400m hurdles and 4 x 400m relay). She is now the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). After retiring Usha founded the Usha School of athletics.

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