[India], May 17 (ANI): Himanta Biswa Sarma, the President of Badminton Association of India (BAI), has been elected unanimously as the vice-president of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the Annual General Meeting of the body at Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday.
Reflecting on his appointment, Sarma said,"I would like to thank all the member bodies of BAC for instilling their faith in me. It is an honour and responsibility that I would like to deliver to the best of my capacities. I shall contribute my best to strengthen in the region and bring in better coordination among Asian countries."
"This appointment is yet another proof of how India is perceived globally when it comes to growth of the sport and providing visionary leadership;I promise to ensure that India will be recognised as a force to reckon with in the region," the newly appointed Vice President of BAC further said.
Along with Sarma, Devender Singh, Senior vice-president of BAI and Omar Rashid, honorable secretary (events) of BAI Omar Rashid also attended the AGM.
Congratulating BAI President's entry into the BAC, General Secretary BAI, Ajay Kumar Singhania said, "It is an extremely proud moment for all of us. This appointment will be a huge boost for Indian badminton as well in making BAI stronger than ever in Asia and help in further developing the sport in the country going forward."
Sarma, who is also the chairman of Para Badminton committee, will take over the post of Vice-President with immediate effect. (ANI)