Srinagar: Prominent sportsperson and President of SnowShoe Federation of India (SSFI) Mir Muddasir has been elected as the Vice-President of the World SnowShoe Federation (WSSF).
The elections of the WSSF were held recently in which Mir Muddasir from Kashmir, India was elected as Vice-President. It is first time ever that anyone from India has been elected for the main body of World SnowShoe.
Muddasir who has represented India in Winter Olympics as Coach is the current President of SSFI and has been one of the persons behind the rise of SnowShoe sport in the Country.
Muddasir has also been associated with Ice Skating in the various capacities over the years apart from Skiing.
The nominations for the posts in WSSF were invited during WSSF Congress held in September during World SnowShoe Championship- 2022, Argentina. Later voting took place with all the WSSF units casting their votes. The results were announced on Saturday, with WSSF informing Mir Muddasir about him being elected as Vice-President.
Expressing his happiness over being elected for the WSSF executive body, Mir Muddasir said, “It is an honour to be elected as Vice-President of World SnowShoe sport governing body. I am happy and I will work hard to promote SnowShoe on a larger level and give it a status that it deserves in the World of sports”.
” I am thankful to WSSF members for voting for me and at the same time I express my thanks to Secretary Tourism J&K, Sarmad Hafeez and Director Tourism Kashmir for the support all these years in making SnowShoe popular in India,” he said.
He said that SSFI is working hard to make SnowShoe a premier winter sport in tge Country.
“SSFI since 2015 has been doing everything to make SnowShoe a popular sport in Country. It has also been working on to make Kashmir a SnowShoe sports hub. Last year Gulmarg hosted National championship with the support of Tourism department and this time again Kashmir would be hosting National SnowShoe championship,” he added
Meanwhile SnowShoe Federation of India has congratulated Mir Muddasir for being elected as Vice President of WSSF.
“SSFI congratulates Mir Muddasir for being elected as WSSF Vice President. He has been a force behind making SnowShoe sport popular in India and we are sure his presence in World body will help sport a great deal,” SSFI statement said.