Shri Abhay Singh Chautala
needs no introduction. Over the years, he has emerged as a no-nonsense
youth leader with mass appeal who does not hesitate to call a spade a
spade. A MLA from Ellanabad Constituency, Haryana, he
believes in the empowerment of women and has opened “Shrimati Haraki
Devi Memorial College for Women,” where poor but meritorious girls are
provided free boarding and lodging and fee.
As an MLA he took great interest in the promotion of sports and
games and pushed the idea of popularizing and promoting sports in the
rural areas in general. In recognition to his services to the cause
of sports and games, he was elected president of Haryana Olympic
Association and the Vice President of the Indian Olympic Association.
Currently, he is the President of the Indian Boxing Federation. As
chief patron of AMMAI Mr Chauatala's aim is to bring maximum awareness
of Mixed Martial Arts in India and empower the AMMAI to govern and
regulate the sport in the country.
Dr M S Malik, IPS(Rtd.),
Hony. Secretary General,
Haryana Olympic Association
"It gives me immense pleasure to learn that chandigarhschools.com
is organizing a mega inter-school tournament for the students of the
Tricity. It is in fact a matter of great pride for our city’s students
that they will compete in one of the biggest sports events and get a
chance to become a part of a grand event like this. The tournament will
not only make the youth of our city well-exposed to grand sports’ events
like these, but also prove to be a great milestone in making today’s
students into holistic personalities.
I extend my heartiest facilitations to all the organizers for
organizing such a prestigious event and also to the participants for
putting up a grand show!
Above all, I wish and pray that this first ever of its kind mega
event in the city beautiful will turn out to be grand success with the
kind help and co-operation of entire sports fraternity and
Abhey Chautala announces Rs 1 crore to Haryana gold medallist in
Express News Service
Posted: Aug 04, 2008 at 0307 hrs IST
Chandigarh, August 03
Haryana Olympic Association president Khel Ratan Abhey Singh Chautala today announced a cash award of Rs one crore for any Haryana player winning gold medal in Beijing Olympics.
Speaking on the occasion of Youth Baton Relay
at Dundahera on the Delhi-Haryana Border, Abhey Chautala said the
Beijing Olympics silver medalist from Haryana would be given a cash
award of Rs 50 lakh and bronze medalist would be richer by Rs 25 lakh.
Abhey Chautala, who is also president of the Indian Amateur
Boxing Association, said that nine players out of a 56-member Indian
contingent for Beijing Olympics, belonged to Haryana. He was confident
that the Indian team would give their best performance. Chautala has
very high hopes on boxers, with four of them hailing from Haryana.
Chautalas flay Haryana Govt’s move
Appointment of R.R. Jowel as Administrator of Haryana Olympic
Indian Table Tennis Federation president Ajay Singh Chautala
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) President Abhey Singh
Chautala and Indian Table Tennis Federation President Ajay Singh
Chautala on Sunday condemned the Haryana Government’s move of appointing
R.R.Jowel, Registrar, Cooperative Societies Haryana as the
Administrator, Haryana Olympic Association under the Societies
Registration Act, 1860.
In a statement issued here on Sunday night they asserted that the HOA
was democratically elected and the Government’s decision was
“unconstitutional and illegal.”Mr.Abhey Singh Chautala said that the
Sirsa State Games to be held from October 2 to 4 would be held as per
He further said that the Government had no right to appoint an
administrator as the HOA was not a government department but an
independent body. The HOA, which was an IOA recognized Olympic
Association,was organsing the state games as per the orders of the
Court. A petition would be filed against the State Government under the
Contempt of Court Act soon, he added.
Meanwhile, Mr.Jowel said that he had been appointed Administrator for
six months to manage the affairs of the Association. He added that with
his appointment both the parallel Haryana Olympic Associations had been
scrapped till the time a new body is elected. Any sports events
organised by these Olympic Associations would be entirely illegal, he
The verdict was adopted and passed unanimously by the
IOA in its executive as well as annual general body meeting held at the
Olympic Bhawan in New Delhi yesterday.
The House also decided to appoint a committee comprising Mr.
Digvijay Singh, Mr R.K. Anand, Mr Jagdish Tytler and Mr K.P. Singh Deo
to meet Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and apprise him of
the constitutional position of the IOA.
The House further
resolved that all the National Sports Federations and Associations would
allow only those players in their meets who were affiliated to Haryana
Olympic Association headed by Mr Abhey Singh Chautala.
Singh Chautala, HOA Secretary General Dr. M.S. Malik, and HOA Joint
Secretary and Director, Mr H S Bhadu, attended the meeting of the IOA
Annual General Body meeting in New Delhi yesterday.
HOA president 'Khel Rattan' Abhey Singh Chautala has conveyed his deep
gratitude and sincere thanks to the Indian Olympic Association
president, Mr Suresh Kalmadi, the Secretary General, Mr Randhir Singh
and all colleagues and members of the IOA family for extending their
whole hearted support.
Mr HS Bhadu said that the HOA would soon
select its contingent and hold coaching camps to prepare them for the
Jharkhand National Games.
Meanwhile, it was also decided that
the dates of the National Games, likely to be conducted in middle of
March next year at Ranchi, would be finalised after IOA president Suresh
Kalmadi visits the Jharkhand capital to review the arrangements with
the organising committee of the 34th National Games.
India would be hosting the Youth Commonwealth Games in Pune in October next year and 2008 Beijing Olympics in December.
IOA gives recognition to Chautala's Haryana Olympic Association
In a major setback to chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's camp, the
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is learnt to have given recognition to
the Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) headed by Ellenabad MLA Abhay
IOA president Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday had
approved the report of Anand Commission, which had recognized the HOA
headed by Abhay Singh Chautala and former DGP MS Malik. Now, armed with
the decision of RK Anand, IOA is learnt to have prepared its statement
favouring HOA, headed by Abhay Singh Chautala.
Rathee to take IOA to Court
Chandigarh: The tussle for control over the
Haryana Olympic Association is all set to stretch longer with
the faction led by P V Rathee on Tuesday threatening legal action
against the IOA for giving recognition to the body headed by
INLD MLA Abhay Singh Chautala.
"We will be moving Court against the IOA soon," Rathee, a
senior IPS officer, said.
The Dispute and Affiliation Committee formed by the IOA
had two days back ruled in favour of the HOA faction led by
Chautala, terming them as the real group.
"The Committee has no legal sanctity. We have sought a
copy of the verdict from them and as soon as we get it, we
would be moving the Court. A (Panchkula) Court had earlier
passed permanent injunction restraining them (Abhay faction)
from using HOA banner or sending teams under it," Rathee said.
He claimed the HOA led by him was authorised to send
teams for various events.
Rathee also said that the sports talent hunt scheme
started by them to draw budding talent from around the state
had attracted massive response.
"We want to make the whole system transparent. On June
23, the day when Olympic Day will be celebrated, we will be
releasing scholarships for the selected talent," he said.
Meanwhile, Nafe Singh Rathi, President, Haryana State
Athletics Association welcomed the decision of R K Anand,
Chairman, IOA, Disputes and Affiliation Committee by
recognising the Abhay Chautala headed faction as the "real
"HOA (led by Rathee) was illegally constituted," Nafi
He alleged the state government was not cooperating and
budding sportspersons of State were facing great difficulties.
"The Government stopped the grant?in?aid for State Sports
Associations," he claimed.
The two factions have been at loggerheads since 2006 when
after coming to power, the Congress government formed its own
state Olympic Association, with Kurukshetra MP Navin Jindal,
In September 2007, the B S Hooda government in Haryana
appointed IAS officer R R Jowel as Administrator to look after
the HOA and a year later P V Rathee was elected president.
Haryana to compete in National Games: Abhey Singh Chautala
Chandigarh, Jan 21 : Abhey Singh Chautala, President Boxing
Federation of India, Vice-President Indian Olympic Association and
president Haryana Olympic faction, affiliated with Indian Olympic
Association, today announced that Haryana contingent will participate in
34th National Games to be held at Ranchi (Jharkhand), Dhanbad and
Jamshedpur from February 12 to 26.
Abhey Chautala disclosed that Haryana will compete in archery, athletes,
boxing, cycling, fencing, kabaddi, karate, table tennis, weightlifting,
rugby, football, wushu, kyaking, canoeing, equestrian, kho-kho, hockey
and rifle shooting.
However, he criticized the Haryana Government
and in particular the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and also the
rival faction of HOA for politicizing the issue of sports participation
and promotion of sports in the State. He further castigated the
political interference in the affairs of HOA and mentioned that
Bhupinder Singh Hooda took personal interest in illegal capture of
Olympic Bhawan at Panchkula through his political hatchment and brutal
use of police force onMa y 6, 2006. Thereafter Haryana Govt. further
tried to stall participation sports contingent in 33rd National Games at
Gowahati in February, 2007.
He further added that in-spite of
all odds, the sports contingent of HOA headed by him participated in
33rd National Games at Gowahati and excelled in performance by winning
more than 80 Medals securing over all fifth position in the National.
further claimed brave sportspersons of Haryana never looked back and
kept on improving their performance till recently including Commonwealth
Games at Delhi and Asian Games in China on account of incentive
oriented sports policy formulated by HOA and approved by the then
Government headed by Om Prakash Chautala.
In addition, Chautala
also criticized the so-called fake scheme namely SPAT which is
non-existent at the ground level. He also criticized the Haryana Govt.
for closing all the 34 nurseries and almost all sports wings i.e. 162
throughout the State on account of vested political interest.
further claimed that these 34 sports nurseries and 162 sports wings were
fully geared up and were given full momentum during INLD region from
1999-2004. He even lamented that the budding sports persons/medal
winners in Nationals have since been debarred from annual scholarship.
Approx. 1500 students/sportspersons have not yet been given scholarship
and even sports-hostel at Gurgaon has almost been closed. He further
alleged that all funds are being diverted towards the bogus scheme
"SPAT" which has no infrastructure at ground level.
Chautala declared emphatically that the interest of Haryana
sportspersons should be fully watched and all eligible sportspersons
will be allowed to participate in coming National Games. (UNI)
January 28, 2011
Haryana to compete in National Games: Abhey Singh Chautala
Chandigarh, Jan 21 : Abhey Singh Chautala, President Boxing Federation
of India, Vice-President Indian Olympic Association and president
Haryana Olympic faction, affiliated with Indian Olympic Association,
today announced that Haryana contingent will participate in 34th
National Games to be held at Ranchi (Jharkhand), Dhanbad and Jamshedpur
from February 12 to 26.
Boxers walk out
RANCHI: Even before the start of the National Games boxing
competition, a major row broke out at Jamshedpur on Thursday when the
Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar walked out of the
The trio was a victim of groupism in Haryana boxing. Only the boxers
of the Abhay Singh Chautala group were allowed to take part while the
trio was part of the Rathi faction.
IABF joint secretary Rakesh Thakran told The Hindu, “we told the
three that we have the best boxers in their weight classes and if they
were interested in participating, they should prove they are the best.''
On hearing this, the three boxers preferred to leave the arena with
their coach rather than appear in the trials.— Special Correspondent
Haryana government fails to promote sports: Chautala
By Indo Asian News Service
| Thursday, September 04, 2008
| 5:11:23 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) In a scathing attack, Abhey Singh
Chautala, president of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) and the
Haryana Olympic Association, Thursday accused the Haryana government of
doing nothing to promote sports in the state.
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) In a scathing attack, Abhey Singh Chautala,
president of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) and the Haryana Olympic
Association, Thursday accused the Haryana government of doing nothing to
promote sports in the state.
'For the last three and a half years, the present government has not
done anything for the betterment of any sport, and whenever we tried to
do this government has undone it,' Chautala told reporters.
'The government has talked about various sports policies and
construction of new stadiums in the state but everything is only on
paper,' he said.
Chautala particularly targeted Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda,
saying 'he has not done anything to uplift the stature of boxing'.
From India, Haryana contributed the highest number of players to the Beijing Olympics, he said.
Chautala said the Indian Boxing Federation had plans to poularise boxing
on the lines of cricket in India. 'We will take this sport to the metro
cities and conduct regular tournaments in big towns.'
Prize money and other benefits will be increased to bring in the best
possible talent in boxing. Leading companies like DLF and Reliance group were ready to sponsor such events, he said.
Haryana Olympic Association criticize state govt for taking credit for boxer's performance in Olympics
Haryana Olympic Association
(HOA) senior vice president & Haryana Handball Association (HHA)
president, Mr Ashok Kumar Arora has criticised the government of Haryana
for attempting to attain cheap publicity for the achievements of
Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) senior vice president & Haryana
Handball Association (HHA) president, Mr Ashok Kumar Arora has
criticised the government of Haryana for attempting to attain cheap
publicity for the achievements of Haryana boxers. In a press statement
issued here today, Mr Arora complimented the Haryanvi boxers for
bringing good name to the state.
Arora said that Akhil Kumar
may have lost boxing bout in Olympic Quarterfinal, but has won the
hearts of the people. He said that the people of the country have high
hopes from the other two Quarterfinalist boxers. He condemned the state
government for neglecting the sports persons and not granting any grants
to the concerned sports associations. He said that he is ashamed of
chief minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda's conduct in the whole episode,
who is now trying to garner cheap publicity.
HOA senior vice
president said that Hooda government has not been impartial in treating
sports in the state and the sportsperson's interests were neglected to
settle score with HOA office bearers. He said that politics should not
be mixed with the sports and governments should desist from interfering
in to the sports and their management. He criticized the chief minister
Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda for being bent upon ruining the games in
Haryana. He said that chief minister's attitude has been undignified and
chief minister even used police force to obstruct the sports functions
of Haryana Olympic Associations.
HHA president Mr Arora said
that all the credit for achievement of Haryanvi boxers goes to HOA &
Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) president, Mr Abhey Singh Chautala as
the Haryana Government had always put all sorts of obstacles and
problems for the sports promotion still IBF & HOA worked overnight
for manage proper training, preparation and also ensuring participation
in various national & international championships. Had the
government not put obstructions, then five or more boxers could have
brought laurels to the state, he added.
Mr Arora said that the
IBF arranged top sporting facilities and foreign exposure despite no
support from Haryana Government. He disclosed that Indian boxers
undertook trainings at Cuba, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Malaysia &
Thailand, where the players were provided international trainers,
Psychologists, Doctors and other related facilities. To provide the
international exposure, Indian Boxing players were sent to participate
in various international tournaments held at various countries including
Russia, Poland, China, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Pakistan, Greece,
United Kingdom, Korea, Philippines, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Germany.
Mr. Arora said that Hooda Government has not yet given any annual grant
to the HOA since it's coming to power, which is given to promote the
sports. The Haryana Government had not provided any sports grounds,
technical officials, sports goods facilities, coaches etc to the sports
associations and HOA for the Sirsa State games.
HOA senior vice
president said that the state government is still maintaining its anti
sports policies as in the just concluded 41st Senior Haryana State
Boxing championship held at Wazirpur, Gurgaon from August 15 to August
17, no facilities including government sports ground, medical facilities
or security was provided, so the tournament was forced to be organised
in a private school ground. He said that not a single coach out of total
18 coaches was provided in the state boxing championships despite
repeated requests. State boxing champions and former champions, serving
in government departments like police were not allowed to participate.
HHA president said that state sports department also declined the state
boxing federation request for coaching camp for 55th National Boxing
Championship to be held at Bhatinda from 6 to 12 September. Haryana
Boxing federation was intimated the government decision vide letter no.
2008-25703 dated 6 August, he further added.
Mr Arora said that
despite all the government apathy, IBF has left no stone unturned and
in 2006, World Boxing Championship was organised at New Delhi, where
Indian women Boxing team emerged champions.
Mr Abhey Chautala
has shown rare and impeccable commitment to the development and
promotion of sports in general and Boxing in particular, Mr Arora said.
HOA is perhaps the only state Olympic Association of the country, which
has announced that it would award the Olympic Gold, Silver & Bronze
medal winners with cash prize of Rs 1 Crore, 50 Lakh & 25 Lakh.
Rao to lead Haryana shooters in National Games
Chandigarh, Jan 29 (UNI) The Haryana Olympic Association
(Abhey Chautala group) today named international shooter Rao Inderjit
Singh as captain of the Haryana State Rifle Shooting team in the 33rd
National Games to be held at Guwahati from February 9 to 18, Director
HOA and Chef-de-Mission Haryana contingent for the National Games H S
Other members are: Men: Servesh Tomar (SP pistol),
Monick (Air P), Deepak Sharma (Air P), Hari Parkeash (CF pistol),
Toshinder (STD postol), Vivek (STD pistol), Shantanu (STD pistol),
Shriwanaka (Air pistol
Sudhir Kumar Singh (Rifle 3 Prone Position), Roa Inderjeet Singh
(Skeet), Manoj (Rifle 3 Prone Position), Satguru (PR Rifle), Mukesh
Karela (Air Rifle), Naveen (Rifle 3 Prone Position), Ashok Mitall
(DoubleTrap), Yadvinder Singh (Double trap), Ajay Mittal (Double Trap),
Udey Singh Godara (Rifle Prone).
Women: Shweta Chaudhary (Air
pistol), Shelpi Singh (Air pistol), Meena (Air rifle), Abhilasha Joshi
(Air rifle), Mirnal Singh (Lady rifle).
Chief Coach: Rajender Singh Dhaka, Coaches: Ramesh Chaudhary and Om Parkash, Managers : Surender Lamba and Anita Boora.
HOA seeks enhanced prize money for national winners
Chandigarh | March 14, 2007 10:50:08 AM IST
Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) has demanded enhancement of prize money for the medal winners at National Games.
to media persons here today, HOA president Abhey Singh Chautala asked
the state government to increase the cash award to the National Games
Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner players to Rs 5 lakh, 3 lakh and 2
He said he had already written a letter to the government on this issue to bring it at par with Sikkim government.
hailed the Haryana contingent which secured fifth place by winning 30
gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze medals in the National Games held at
Mr Chautala said politics should not be mixed
with the sports and governments should desist from interfering into the
sports bodies and their management.
Taking a dig at Congress MP
Navin Jindal who had been claiming to be the real chief of HOA, Mr
Chautala said the Haryana contingent included even the ''so-called
office bearers of some self-styled sports organisations'' and the matter
had been finally settled with Mr Jindal participating as a player in
the Shooting game under the banner of the ''legitimate'' HOA.
Mr Jindal had won silver and bronze medals in team events of Shooting championship.
Mr Chautala called upon Mr Jindal and his team to cooperate with the HOA in uplifting the standard of the games and players.
The government should immediately hand over the HOA office to the ''real office bearers'' of HOA.
HOA alleged that the Haryana Government did not extend its
co-operation, financial assistance and technical help to the HOA for
The Haryana government neither provided any training facilities nor coaches and umpires for these games, he alleged.
Abhey: State govt ignoring players
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, February 26
Notwithstanding the political fight between Abhey Singh Chautala
group and Kurukhetra MP Naveen Jindal group for taking over the control
of Haryana Olympic Association (HOA), the Haryana sportspersons brought
home the best-ever medal haul from the 33rd National Games held at
Guwahati from February 9 to 18.
The performance of these
players invite significance as the state sports is suffering a big blow
because of controversy over the control of the HOA.
Chautala-led HOA is affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association under
whose banner the state contingent participated in the National Games.
But the state government supports the faction led by Jindal.
was the prime reason that the state government refrained from funding
the contingent, which represented the state in National Games under
Chautala banner. But the worst sufferers are the sportspersons whose
achievements are hardly being recognised by the state government. They
are being deprived of their due honour.
per the state government’s sports policy, cash prizes of Rs 50,000, Rs
31000 and Rs 21,000 are awarded to gold, silver and bronze medallists of
state government has not even honoured the medal winners of Doha Asian
Games yet, who brought laurels to the country in general and state in
particular. It is a matter of great concern,” rued Chautala.
the dictatorial attitude of the state government, Chautala said the
government neither provided any training nor any coaches or umpires for
these games. “In spite of my repeated reminders to the Chief Minister,
no grant was released for the games,” he added.
“The participation of Mr Navin Jindal in shooting event under the
‘legitimate’ banner is the testimony to the fact that the parallel body
floated by him lose all significance,” said Chautala.
2007 National Games of India
|33rd National Games of India
||Guwahati, Assam, India
||9 February 2007
||18 February 2007
|Officially opened by
||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai, Guwahati
The 2007 National Games, also known as the 33rd National Games of India, was held from 9 February 2007 to 18 February 2007 in Guwahati, Assam, India.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi declared the 33rd National Games open
here Friday evening amid clamorous cheering from the 30,000-strong
crowd at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium.