Imphal: Gyanendro Ningombam, the Senior Vice-President of Manipur Hockey, has become the president of Hockey India.
The Hockey India Executive Board under the Rules and Regulations of the Hockey India constitution subsequently nominated and approved Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam as the new officiating President on Friday after incumbent Md. Mushtaque Ahmad resigned from his post on 7th July due to his personal and family commitments.
Gyanendro Ningombam has been associated with Manipur Hockey and was instrumental for supporting talented players and development of the sport especially hockey at the grassroots level in Manipur with dedication and commitment for the last four decades. He is instrumental in producing eminent international class hockey players from the state to international arena. He served as general secretary of the erstwhile Manipur Hockey Association, and Senior Vice-President of Manipur Hockey from 2014-2018 and also of Hockey India.
Gyanendro Ningombam is a veteran hockey Player, senior journalist, and theatre artiste at Rupmahal Theatre.