SHRI RANINDER SINGH BECOMES FIRST INDIAN TO BE ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING SPORT FEDERATION (ISSF).
Shri Raninder Singh, President National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), contesting in his very first elections at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), the global body representing the sport of Shooting, was elected member of the all powerful Executive Committee during its General Assembly meeting held at Munich, Germany, on 3rd December 2014. In doing so, he became the first Indian to be elected to the post in the 107-year history of the ISSF. Mr. Singh garnered 22 out of 25 votes. He was also elected as the member of the Administrative Council of ISSF with 145 out of 293 votes. Commenting on the development, Mr. Raninder Singh said, "I feel extremely honoured and humbled at the immense faith and responsibility shown by the ISSF, towards me. This is not only a personal honour, but an honour for the nation as well. I shall do my utmost to repose the faith bestowed upon me and work tirelessly for the improvement of the sport globally. This would also give a huge lift to the sport in India, which is already setting new standards with every passing day." Shri Raninder Singh has been an accomplished international trap shooter himself and is still taking part in Shooting Competitions regularly.