Himanta Biswa Sarma, the current president of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), was re-elected for a second term of four years from 2022 to 2026 – during its General Body Meeting in Guwahati on 25th March 2022. He was elected as BAI’s President for the first time in the year 2017.
The current Chief Minister (CM) of the State of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma is also a Badminton Asia vice president and a member of the Badminton World Federation Executive Council.
Badminton Association of India
Formed in 1934 and registered under the Society’s act, the Badminton Association of India is the governing body for Badminton in our Country. BAI has been holding national-level tournaments since 1936. The Association has 33 State Associations and 04 other organizations as its members that conduct Badminton tournaments.
BAI – Office Bearers
|President||Himanta Biswa Sarma|
|Vice President||Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Ajay Kumar, Anbumani Ramadoss, Narhar Thakur, Oma Datt Sharma, P. Gopi Chand, Ratu Techi, Sekhar Chanda Biswas, S Muralidharan, Viraj Sagar Das and Watizulu Suzumeren Jamir|
|Hon General Secretary||Sanjay Mishra|
|Hon Treasurer||Arun Hanumandas Lakhani|
|Joint Secretaries||Anil Krishna Rao Choughule, Konda Prabhaker Rao, KK Sharma, Mayur V Parikh, N Shyamkumar Singh, Omar Rashid, P Anakamma Choudary and Surinder Mahajan|
|Executive Members||BS Mankoti, Bamang Tago, H Lalnunsiama, Krishnanand Jaiswal, Nileen Kumar, Pradeep Srikrishna Gandhe, Pynbianglang Laloo, Sukanta Das, Sanjib Kumar and Ve Arunachallam|
Regarded as one of the fastest racket sports in the world, badminton is gaining a lot of popularity in our country. Badminton players are world-beaters who bring glory to the nation with their accomplishments. A collaborative effort of the badminton world federation (BWF) and the badminton association of India (BAI), the shuttle time India program focuses on improving the skills of school level coaches so that they can teach badminton to students in a fun and effective way. This will play an important role in India’s road to becoming a badminton superpower in the upcoming years.
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