Orange Cityâ€™s Dr Sharad Suryawanshi was unanimously elected as senior joint secretary of the Maharashtra Athletics Association (MAA) during the election held at Pune.
Mumbaiâ€™s Adille Sumariwalla, who is also the president of the Indian Athletics Federation, will continue as the president for one more term (2020-2024). Mumbaiâ€™s Satish Uchil will also be retained as secretary.
The MAA election became interesting as another faction — Maharashtra Amateur Athletics Association — led by Puneâ€™s Umesh Jadhav had already announced their body two days ago and also submitted a changed report in Pune charity office.
It will be interesting to see which faction will get the recognition from the charity commissionerâ€™s office. As per press release issued by MAA, the elections were conducted by election officer Sunil Shinde. Olympian Lalita Babar, Rachita Mistry, Anand Menezis, Homiar Mistry and Gurbank Kaur were given some important responsibilities.
IAF representative Madhukant Pathak and general secretary of Maharashtra Olympic Association Balasaheb Landge were the observers for the elections.
New MAA executive committee
President: Adille Sumariwalla (Mumbai)
Chairman: Abhay Chhajed (Pune)
Vice-presidents: Narayann Khadke (Nashik), Gopalsingh Rajput (Amravati), Sanjay Badole (Latur), Balaram Patil (Mumbai), Lalit Jiwani (Nagpur), Sanjay Patil (Kolhapur), Raju Pyati (Pune)
General secretary: Satish Uchil (Mumbai)
Treasurer: Madhav Sejul (Parbhani)
Joint secretary senior: Dr Sharad Suryawanshi (Nagpur)
Secretaries: Suresh Farakte (Kolhapur), Pankaj Balsakhale (Aurangabad), Dinesh Bhalerao (Pune), Atul Patil (Amravati), Pralobh Kulkarni (Latur), Ashok Aher (Mumbai), Hemant Pande (Nashik).
Members: Rakesh Save (Palghar), Rajeev Joshi (Nashik), Ranjitsingh Rane (Sindhudurg), Rajeev Kulkarni (Pune) and Fulchand Salampure (Aurangabad).