Ace shuttler Jwala Gutta appointed as member of SAI governing body

New Delhi: India's most successful doubles specialist Jwala Gutta has been appointed a member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI).

The 14-time national champion said she is looking forward to play her role in the development of sports in the country.

File phot of Jwala Gutta. AFP

File phot of Jwala Gutta. AFP

"I am really excited to be appointed as a member of SAI governing body. I got a call a couple of days back when they informed me about it. I have always wanted to do something for sports. It is for the betterment and development of sports and I am really looking forward to it," Jwala told PTI.

In a letter to Jwala, SAI Secretary SS Chhabra said: "It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been appointed as the member of Governing Body of SAI. I am sure you would be able to spare your valuable time to attend Governing Body meetings as and when scheduled by the chairman."

The two-time Olympian Jwala, who has won the bronze medal at the 2011 World Championship, said: "The first meeting will be held on March 28th in Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi and I am really looking forward to it. I don't yet know the details of my responsibilities but I will do my best."

Jwala is a 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games champion and a silver medallist at the 2014 Glasgow Games in women's doubles.


Published Date: Mar 16, 2017 02:42 pm | Updated Date: Mar 16, 2017 02:42 pm