Hyderabad: Dinesh Reddy has been elected the new president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) at its special general meeting in New Delhi on Monday. He is taking over the responsibility after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) recognised IHF the representative in India. This announcement came after the Delhi High Court reinstated it as the national sports federation.
RK Shetty the previous president, resigned a couple of weeks ago. Reddy, a senior vice-president till his elevation, is the head of the AP Hockey Association. Dinesh Reddy, the director general of police, will be the first person from Andhra to lead the top hockey body in India. He is taking over in a crisis situation after India lost badly in Olympics.
"It is a big responsibility for me. We all know hockey is our national game and all Indians love this sport. But of late, the game is losing its sheen. I want to revive the sport and am confident of bringing back its old glory. My main focus is to live up to the aspirations of the hockey lovers," Dinesh Reddy quoted as saying to TOI. Just after becoming president, Dinesh Reddy said that he would host the national women's championship in Hyderabad at the end of this month.