Handball Federation of India

The Handball Federation of India, Rohtak (Hindi: हैंडबॉल फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया, रोहतक) (HFI) is the administrative and controlling body for handball and beach handball in Republic of India. HFI is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 at Rohtak. HFI is a member of the Asian Handball Federation (AHF) and the International Handball Federation (IHF) since 1974. It is also a member of Commonwealth Handball Association and South Asian Handball Federation. Handball was founded in India by Choudhary Jagat Singh Lohan a Jat from Rohtak (Haryana) who was an alumnus of YMCA College of Physical Education of Madras (now Chennai). He was also the first Secretary General of HFI.[1][2]

Handball Federation of India, Rohtak
Hindi: भारतीय हैंडबॉल महासंघ, रोहतक

HFI
Logo HFI 01.jpg
IOC nationRepublic of India (IND)
National flagIndia
SportHandball
Other Sports
Official websitewww.handballindia.com
HISTORY
Year of formation15 June 1972; 49 years ago (1972-06-15) at Rohtak (Haryana)
DEMOGRAPHICS
Membership size43 members
AFFILIATIONS
International federationInternational Handball Federation (IHF)
IHF member since1974
Continental associationAsian Handball Federation
National Olympic CommitteeIndian Olympic Association
Member of NOC since1974
Other affiliation(s)
GOVERNING BODY
PresidentArishnapally Jagan Mohan Rao

disputed with

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu (as Interim President)
Life-President
HEADQUARTERS
Address
  • 24A, Nanak Nagar, Pipliya Rao, Indore, Madhya Pradesh – 452012

    disputed with

    C-1/8, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226020
Country India
Secretary GeneralPritpal Singh Saluja

disputed with

Dr. Sunil Kumar (as Interim Secretary General)
Founder of HFIJagat Singh Lohan (from Rohtak, Haryana)
FINANCE
Operating income1.32 crore (US$190,000 or €170,000)
SponsorsCOSCO
Shiv Naresh

FormationEdit

In India, sport of handball and HFI was founded by Jagat Singh Lohan a Jat from Rohtak (Haryana) who was an alumnus of YMCA College of Physical Education of Madras (now Chennai). He was the also the first Secretary General of HFI. Lohan was founder/father of handball, netball and throwball games in India. His efforts in Germany during the Munich Olympics in 1972 helped in establishing HFI. The founding member states were Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Vidharbha and Jammu and Kashmir. The 1st Senior National Handball Championship was held at Sir Chhotu Ram Stadium, Rohtak (Haryana) in the year 1972. Haryana won the Gold Medal and Vidharba got the silver medal. In India, handball is currently played at local level in India but hasn't made it big in domestic level. India has yet to make an impact at international level, world championship and the olympic games.

HFI PresidentsEdit

S.No. Name State Tenure
1. Mrs. Laxmi Chhabla 1972 – 1976
2. AVM Harkrishan Lal Kapur, PVSM AVSM MP Uttar Pradesh 1976 – 1985
3. Padma Shree Dr. Roshan Lal Anand Punjab 1985 – 1 February 2010
4. Dr. Sarwan Singh Channy, IAS Punjab 1 February 2010 – 22 December 2013
5. Dr. M. Ramasubramani, IPS Tamil Nadu 22 December 2013 – 1 November 2020
6. Arishnapallly Jagan Mohan Rao Telangana 1 November 2020 – present

HFI Secretary GeneralsEdit

S.No. Name State Tenure
1. Jagat Singh Lohan Rohtak (Haryana) 1972 – 1973
2. M. L. Khan Andhra Pradesh 1973 – 1985
3. Dr. Surinder Mohan Bali Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) 1985 – 22 December 2013
4. Dr. Anandeshwar Panday Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) 22 December 2013 – 1 November 2020
5. Pritpal Singh Saluja Indore (Madhya Pradesh) 1 November 2020 – present

HFI Executive CommitteeEdit

Following is the HFI Executive Committee for the term 2020 – 2023.

Designation Name State
Life-President[note 1] Padma Shri Dr. Roshan Lal Anand Punjab
President Arishnapally Jagan Mohan Rao Telangana
Chairman[note 1] Dr. M. Ramasubramani, IPS Tamil Nadu
Sr. Vice-President Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu, MP Jharkhand
Vice-President Amanbir Singh Sidhu Punjab
Dr. Dev Kumar Singh Uttarakhand
Padma Shri Satpal Singh Delhi
Amal Narayan Patowary Assam
Reena Sarin Meghalaya
Secretary General Pritpal Singh Saluja Madhya Pradesh
Sr. Joint Secretary Brij Kishor Sharma Bihar
Joint Secretary Sameer Khan Chhattisgarh
Randhir Singh Maharashtra
Dr. Jugminder Sheokand Haryana
Nand Kishore Sharma Himachal Pradesh
Veena Shekhar Arunachal Pradesh
Treasurer Vinay Kumar Singh Gujarat
Executive Member Sunil Kumar Chandigarh
P. Satyanarayan Raju Andhra Pradesh
W. Kajal Devi Manipur
Ashwani Raina Jammu & Kashmir
Saneh Lata Himachal Pradesh
Executive Director[note 1] Dr. Anandeshwar Panday Uttar Pradesh

Head Coach of National TeamsEdit

Category Head Coach State
Senior Men Shivaji Sindhu SAI / Delhi
Senior Women Mohinder Lal SAI / Punjab
Junior Boys Shivaji Sindhu SAI / Delhi
Junior Girls Atanu Mazumdar SAI / West Bengal
Youth Boys Praveen Singh SAI / Gujarat
Youth Girls Dr. Jugminder Singh Haryana

Current title holdersEdit

Category Men's Women's
Indian Premier Handball League TBD TBD
Senior National Handball Championship Punjab (March 2020) RSPB (Dec 2019)
Handball at National Games SSCB (Feb 2015) Haryana (Feb 2015)
HFI Federation Cup SSCB (Sep 2019) Uttar Pradesh (Sep 2019)
HFI Inter-Zonal Handball Championship TBD TBD
Junior (U-19) National Handball Championship SAI (Jan 2020) Himachal Pradesh (Feb 2020)
Sub-Junior (U-15) National Handball Championship Delhi (Nov 2019) Himachal Pradesh (Oct 2019)
Mini (U-12) National Handball Championship Haryana (?) Haryana (Oct 2012)
Senior National Beach Handball Championship Data unavailable Data unavailable
Beach Handball at National Games Chhattisgarh (Feb 2015) Delhi (Feb 2015)
  • (Month and year of event)
  • TBD = To be decided

Competitions hostedEdit

HFI had hosted following international championships:

Championship Venue
2019 Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship Jaipur
2017 Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship Hyderabad
2016 South Asian Games Guwahati
2015 Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship New Delhi
2004 Asian Men's Junior Handball Championship Hyderabad
1982 Asian Games New Delhi

Future EventsEdit

Event Venue Dates
2021 Asian Women's Handball Championship   South Korea 15 – 25 September 2021
2021 Asian Youth Games Shantou   China 20 – 28 November 2021
2021 Khelo India Youth Games Panchkula   India 21 – 30 November 2021
2020 Asian Women's Club League Handball Championship Almaty   Kazakhstan Postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, new dates TBD
2021-22 Indian Premier Handball League Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur Postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, new dates TBD
2020 Asian Beach Games Sanya   China Postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, new dates TBD
2020 National Games of India Goa Postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, new dates TBD

Affiliated MembersEdit

State Associations
  1. Andhra Pradesh Handball Association
  2. Arunachal Pradesh Handball Association
  3. Assam Handball Association
  4. Bihar Handball Association
  5. Chhattisgarh Handball Association, Bhilai
  6. Goa Handball Association, Margao
  7. Gujarat Handball Association, Ahmedabad
  8. HAR Handball Welfare Association, Jind
  9. Himachal Pradesh Handball Association
  10. Jharkhand State Handball Association, Jamshedpur
  11. Karnataka Handball Association
  12. Kerala Handball Association
  13. Madhya Pradesh Handball Association
  14. Handball Association of Maharashtra
  15. Manipur Handball Association
  16. Meghalaya Handball Association
  17. Mizoram Handball Association
  18. Nagaland Handball Association, Dimapur
  19. Odisha State Handball Association
  20. Punjab Handball Association
  21. Rajasthan State Handball Association, Jaipur
  22. Sikkim Handball Association
  23. Tamil Nadu Handball Association, Chennai
  24. Telangana Handball Association
  25. Tripura Handball Association
  26. Uttar Pradesh Handball Association, Lucknow
  27. Uttaranchal Handball Association
  28. West Bengal State Handball Association
Union Territory Associations
  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Handball Association
  2. Chandigarh Handball Association
  3. Handball Association of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
  4. Handball Association of Delhi
  5. Handball Association of Union Territory of Ladakh
  6. Jammu and Kashmir Handball Association
  7. Lakshadweep Handball Association
  8. Pondicherry State Amateur Handball Association
Other Units
  1. Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (AIU)
  2. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  3. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  4. Mumbai Hand Ball Academy (MHBA)
  5. National Handball Academy, Bhilai (NHA)
  6. Railway Sports Promotion Board, New Delhi (RSPB)
  7. Services Sports Control Board, New Delhi (SSCB)
  8. Sports Authority of India (SAI)

SponsorsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Life-President, Chairman and the Executive Director donot have voting right in the Executive Committee or Annual General Body Meeting(s).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Federations:Handball Federation of India". International Handball Federation. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. Retrieved Jan 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Member Federations 2009-2012". Asian Handball Federation (AHF). Retrieved Jan 30, 2013.