NRAI OFFICIAL SINGH SELECTED FOR ISSF MUNICH WORKSHOP
Pune Mirror | Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 02.30 AM IST
Pawan Singh, joint secretary general of National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and co-founder of Gun for Glory (GFG) Shooting Academy, has been selected for the special instructors’ workshop organised by International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) to be held in Munich, Germany, on November 14-16.
Singh, who was recently appointed the ‘competitions manager’ for the Shooting World Cup Final is selected as ‘A’ licensed jury along with six other shooting stalwarts from across the globe. He is the first from India to be selected for this workshop and also the youngest jury member. All the candidates got participation confirmation for the workshop from ISSF in April.
¨I am overwhelmed by this opportunity; it is like receiving a ‘lifetime achievement award’. It is indeed a great platform to gain learning experience and exchange views and expertise on the sport. I am glad to be the one representing India at such a forum. Lastly, I would like to thank NRAI and Franz Schreiber, secretary general, ISSF for singing official letter of such once in a lifetime chance,” expressed Singh jubilantly.
Peter Underhill, chairman of the judges committee, identified Singh for his good leadership qualities, communication and personal skills. He felt that Singh has the potential to be an instructor in the rifle and pistol disciplines. Also, Schreiber mentioned in letter that Singh is an asset to both NRAI and ISSF.
ISSF started this initiative last year with a motive to uplift instructor and judging standards.
Instructors’ workshop is an excellent opportunity for development of shooting as sport, especially in the vital aspect of training judges and maintaining and raising officiating standards. The workshop is designed to be a learning experience where interaction, debate and discussion is encouraged so that participants gain maximum value from it.