WKF News in Brief:

17th December 2020 (15th WKF AGM Notice)
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honored to invite all the members of WKF to its 15th Annual General Meeting to be held at its registered office G-104/ 4 Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi-110041 on Thursday the 31st day of December 2020 at 12.30 p.m. Official Notice, proxy form and program of the AGM is sent to all the members in good standing by email on their registered address.

Notes:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

16th December 2020 (Promotional Membership for Affiliate/Associate Members)
WKF has decided to offer Free Membership to all Affiliate/Associate Members with National Governing Body status for the year 2021 to all countries applying membership on prescribed MEMBERSHIP FORM between 1st January 2021 to 31st March 2021 by considering the pandemic COVID-19 crisis on the basis of “ First come First Serve “.

2nd October 2020 (Preliminary booking forms received till 1st October 2020)
Preliminary booking forms received till 1st October 2020 for participating in competition for World Kabaddi Championship 2021 Italy and WKF European Kabaddi Championship Italy 2021 Italy are as follow.

CountryMenWomenDiscipline
Norway12 + 3—-Circle & Nat’l
Germany12 + 310 + 2Circle & Nat’l
Mexico—-10 + 2Circle & Nat’l
Denmark10 + 310 + 2Circle & Nat’l
USA1210 + 2Circle & Nat’l
Austria12 + 3—-—- Nat’l
Italy12 + 310 + 2Circle & Nat’l
France10 + 5—-Circle —-
England1212Circle & Nat’l
Canada12 + 3—-Circle —-

Summary:
Total players:166 and 33 officials for 9 Circle Style Kabaddi teams and 8 National Style Kabaddi teams.

WKF has accordingly submitted the preliminary booking form to ISNO for the space booking for conducting the World Kabaddi Championship 2021 Italy and WKF European Kabaddi Championship 2021 Italy.

3rd September 2020 (Circular to affiliates regarding ISNO World Games 2021 Italy)
WKF has sent and extended invitation to all affiliate Kabaddi Federations along with preliminary booking form in numbers for interested participation in World Kabaddi Championship 2021 Italy and WKF European Kabaddi Championship Italy 2021 Italy with request to submit the prescribed preliminary forms within 20th September 2020 without fail.

20th Aug 2020 (ISNO Global Games 2021 Italy)
International Sport Network Organization (ISNO) has given the opportunity to all the members of ISNO and GAAPSF to organize in its amazing competition and festival their International, National, World and Continental competitions, Championships and festivals. They also allowed to organize education courses, seminars and AGM during the ISNO Global Games 2021 to be held at Bella Italia Village, Viale Centrale, 29, 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine) Italy from 15th – 23rd March 2021

8th July 2020 (Reconstitution of the Executive Committee for the year 2020-2022)
Reconstitution of the Executive Committee as per Annex A was made for the year 2020-2022 with immediate effect as per the requirements and timely need of WKF to implement the mission Kabaddi in Olympic.
It was also decided to authorize the President to appoint additional officials and committee members as and when required as per the decision of the Executive Board meeting held on 29th September 2019.

25th May 2020 (International Member of GAAPSF)
World Kabaddi Federation was officially recognized as an International Member of General Association of the Asia Pacific Sports Federations (GAAPSF) on 25th May 2020 previously called Sport Accord Asia-Pacific Headquarters.

6th April 2020 (International Member)
World Kabaddi Federation was officially recognized as an International Member of International Sports Network Organization (ISNO) on 6th April 2020 for active sporting activities at International level from the year 2021 onwards.
We are aiming for creating a network through the members to organize the ISNO Global Games, organize sport for all wellness and physical activity globally and to organize and develop Kabaddi events, training sections for National Federations. Also to certify our technical officials and develop high value training courses in sport fields under ISO as an ISO academy, having all the recognitions worldwide, helping member to have the highest recognition for their certificate program.

29th September 2019 (14th AGM)
14th Annual General Meeting of World Kabaddi Federation was held in Delhi at its registered office G 104/4, Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi on Sunday the 29th day of September 2019 at 11.15 a.m as scheduled.
During the year under consideration the Executive Board has tabled the minutes of decisions taken during the meetings held on 30.9 2018 (After AGM), 21.03.2019, 15.04.2019 and 13.06.2019 for endorsement of the AGM. After reading out the minutes and short explanations, the house unanimously decided to endorse the decisions of the EB.

11th September 2019 (14th AGM Notice)
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honoured to invite all the members of WKF to its
14th Annual General Meeting to be held at its registered office G-104/ 4 Laxmi Park, Nangloi,
New Delhi-110041 on Sunday the 29th day of September 2019 at 10:15 a.m.
Official Notice, proxy form and program of the AGM is sent to all the members in good standing by email on their registered address.

Notes:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

30th September 2018 (Appointment of Executive Committee members)
Appointment of the Executive Committee, Commissions, Committee Chairmen for the term 2018-2020 and nominations of Advisory Board and Council of Patrons were made as per the unanimous decision of WKF Executive Board held on 30th September 2018 (After AGM) as per Annex A and B.
It was also decided to authorize the President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to appoint rest of the WKF officials as and when required.

30th September 2018 (13th WKF AGM)
13th Annual General Meeting of World Kabaddi Federation and election of the Executive Board for the term 2018 to 2022 was held in Delhi at its registered office on Sunday the 30th day of September 2018 at 11.15 a.m as scheduled.
During the AGM, Executive Board has tabled the minutes of decisions taken by EB during meetings held on 15.9 2017 (After AGM), 06.02.2018, 26.03.2018, 05.07.2018 and 28.09.2018 for endorsement of the AGM and unanimously decided to endorse them after reading out the minutes with explanations and short discussion.

13th September 2018 (13th WKF AGM Notice)
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honored to invite all the members of WKF to its 13th Annual General Meeting in Delhi, India on Sunday the 30thday of September 2018.
All the dues such as subscription and sanction fees if any, must be cleared before 28th September 2018 (before office hours) to enable us for the preparation of the list of participants.
Official NOTICE, Agenda and proxy of the AGM is sent to all the Members in good standing by Email on their registered address.

Notes:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

16th October 2017 (Reconstitution of the Executive Committee for the year 2017-2018)
Reconstitution of the Executive Committee the year 2017-2018 (16th October 2017 till next AGM in September 2018) was made as per the unanimous decision of WKF Executive Board held on 15th September 2017 (After AGM).  It was also decided to authorize the President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to appoint rest of the WKF officials as and when required.

15th  September 2017  (12th AGM)
12th Annual General Meeting of World Kabaddi Federation was held in Delhi at its registered office G 104/4, Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi on Friday the 15th day of September 2017 at 12:30 p.m as scheduled.
During the AGM, Executive Board has tabled the minutes of decisions taken during the meeting held on  25th September 2016 (After  AGM),  2nd December 2016,  3rd February 2017,  19th April 2017,  2nd August 2017 and 15th September 2017 (Before AGM)  for endorsement of the AGM and unanimously decided to endorse them after reading out the minutes with explanations and short discussion.

1st September 2017 (Asian Kabaddi Consultative meeting)
Consultative meeting of members of Kabaddi Federation in Asia will be held in South India during the month of October 2017 to discuss about the possibility of uniting all the existing Kabaddi Federations, how to bring about improvements in Management and commercialization of Kabaddi Sport, Organizing and developing the Kabaddi Sports in Asia in a spirit of United Kabaddi and also to create a board of management for the proposed Asian Kabaddi League (AKL) aimed mainly for supporting the member countries in implementing their development projects.

WKF Asia will offer the following facilities for one delegate per country to attend the Asian Consultative meeting:

  1. Return Air ticket from the destination of the respective country to South India.
  2. Accommodation and food for 2 nights and three days.
  3. Airport pickup and local transportations in South India.

Since this is being the first occasion of opportunity and forum for face to face dialogue on the important issues on discussion in uniting the Kabaddi Federations at National, Regional and International level, we encourage all the Asian Kabaddi Federation members including non subscription paying members of Asia to attend this event facilitated by WKF Asia.
Formal invitation with date and venue will be extended to Asian Kabaddi Federations in due course.

30th August 2017 (12th WKF AGM Notice)
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honoured to invite all the members of WKF to its 12th Annual General Meeting of the members of World Kabaddi Federation will be held at its registered office G-104/ 4 Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi-110041 on Friday the 15th day of September 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Official Notice, Agenda, proxy form and program of the AGM is sent to all the members in good standing by email on their registered address.

Notes:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

1st August 2017 (Delegate to United Nations)
Mrs.Bhugol Sherchan, WKF Co Chairman of Women and Sports has attended the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals organized by United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) held at UN Headquarters in New York City on 1st August 2017.

9th July 2017 (Indian Kabaddi League (hey Kabaddi))
Indian Kabaddi League (hey Kabaddi) organized by New Kabaddi Federation of India & Gandhi Sports
was launched jointly by the Hon.E K Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Mr.M V Prasadbabu, General Secretary of NKFI during the Prize distribution ceremony.

9th July 2017 (WKF Canada)
Chairman of the WKF America, Mr.Khanjan Patel has reported about the Kabaddi tournament
organized in Toronto, Canada on 9th July 2017 which was participated by ten Men and Women teams.
Mr.Patel has honoured the winner team with trophy and shared information for awareness about the WKF and Kabaddi during the large gathering of people from different places.

6th July 2017 (President’s visit to South India)
On the invitation of WKF Affiliate New Kabaddi Federation of India, President Mr. L.Dorji Lama and EC Member Mr.Tara Singh participated the Sr.National Kabaddi Championship for Men and Women hosted by Tamil Nadu Kabaddi Association under the coordinatorship of Asian Gold Medalist and Arjuna Awardee Mr.S Rajarathinam and Mr.A Jaya Kumar held at the Shivani College of Engineering and Technology Tiruchy Tamil Nadu from 6-9 July 2017.
The National Championship was participated by more than 750 players and officials of Men and Women teams from 29 States and Union Territories of India. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami along with several State Cabinet ministers have made it to the arena and distributed the prizes to the winners of the tournament as a part of the Bharat Ratna Dr.MGR centenary celebration.

1st July 2017 (Appointment of WKF Officials)
As per WKF objects III.B.23 of the Memorandum of the Association and powers delegated by the Executive Board on 03rd February 2017, WKF President Mr.L.Dorji Lama has appointed the following WKF officials for the remaining period of term of Executive Committee and Commission.
Mr.Rajarathinam of India for the post of Chairman Athletes Committee
Mr.A.Jaya Kumar of India for the post of Chairman Technical Committee
Mr.M.V.Prasadbabu of India for the post of Chairman WKF Asia
Mr.Khanjan Patel of Canada for the post of Chairman WKF America
Mrs.Bhugol Sherchan of Nepal for the post of Co-Chairman Women & Sport

3rd February 2017 ( WKF Executive Board Meeting )
WKF Executive Board meeting was held in New Delhi on Friday the 3rd February 2017 and following major decisions were taken:

  1. Appointments of the WKF Officials for the year 2017-2018
    Appointments of the Council of Patrons, Executive Committee, Regional WKFs and other committees were drafted and proposed for the year 2017-2018.
    It was also unanimously decided to authorize President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to appoint all the proposed WKF officials for the year 2017-2018 before 27th April 2017 with amendments if necessary.
    Further it was decided to authorize President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to appoint rest of the WKF officials as and when required.
  2. Termination of appointments of WKF Officials.
    It was decided to terminate all the appointment letters issued to WKF officials for the year 2016- 2017, thus all such appointment letters stands null and void.
    WKF Executive Board also extends thanks to all outgoing WKF officials who had served in different Committees for the year 2016-2017.

25th September 2016 (11th AGM)
11th Annual General Meeting of World Kabaddi Federation was held in Delhi at its registered office G 104/4, Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi on Sunday the 25th day of September 2016 at 12:30 p.m as scheduled.

10th September 2016 (11th AGM Notice)
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honoured to invite all the members of WKF to its 11th Annual General Meeting to be held at its registered office G-104/ 4 Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi-110041 on Sunday the 25th day of September 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Official Notice, Agenda, proxy form and program of the AGM is sent to all the members in good standing by email on their registered address.
Notes:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

31st March 2016 ( WKF Executive Board Meeting)
WKF Executive Board meeting was held in New Delhi on Monday the 31st March 2016 and following major decisions were taken:

  1. Revision of WKF organizational Structure
    Revision of the WKF organizational Structure for 2015-2016 which was on trail basis from September 2015 for six months was discussed.
    After reviewing the performances and progress report of the Executive Committee members for the year 2015-2016, it was unanimously decided to revise the WKF organizational Structure as per Annex A for the year 2016-2017 with effect from 16th April 2016.
  2. Appointments of the WKF Officials for the year 2016-2017
    Appointments of the Council of Patrons, Advisory Board, Executive Committee, Regional WKFs and other committees were drafted and proposed for the year 2016-2017 as per revised WKF Organizational Structure. It was also unanimously decided to authorize President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to appoint all the proposed WKF officials for the year 2016-2017 within 16th April 2016 and make sure that all the appointee excluding Patrons, Advisors, Commission and Sub Committee members are from the members of Friends of Kabaddi, Life members or nominated by the affiliate Associations in good standing.
    Further it was decided to authorize President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to appoint rest of the WKF officials as and when required.
  3. Termination of appointments of WKF Officials with thanks
    It was decided to terminate all the appointment letters issued to WKF officials starting from 1st November 2014 for the year 2014- 2015 and 2015-2016, thus all such appointment letters stands null and void.
    WKF Executive Board also extends thanks to all outgoing WKF officials who had served in different Committees for the year 2015-2016.

22nd February 2016 (IOC Recognition)
As reported in previous AGMs, WKF had officially applied for IOC recognition on 24.10.2005 which was acknowledged by IOC Sports Department vide letter No 2007/CKGF/clcn 1 February 2006.
Later, as advised by the IOC Sports department letter dated September 1, 2010, we had submitted the Questionnaire 2007 & Checklist for IFs requesting recognition with prescribed attachments which was acknowledged by IOC Sports Department on 25th October 2010 by email.

Finally IOC Sport Department has directed us to submit the official procedure and criteria for International Federations requesting IOC recognition by 22nd February 2016 vide IOC letter No. 2016/KML/JMN/cam dated. 1 February 2016.
We have already submitted our Application requesting IOC Recognition to World Kabaddi Federation on 21st February 2016 which was acknowledged by Ms. Jenny Mann Head of Sport Partnerships & Coordination IOC on 22 Feb 2016 stating Thank you very much for your official letter from the World Kabaddi Federation confirming your participation in the IOC recognition process.”
We are in regular contact with the IOC and optimistic about getting the IOC Recognition to WKF in near future.

21st September 2015 (10th AGM)
10th Annual General Meeting of World Kabaddi Federation was held in Delhi at its registered office G 104/4, Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi on Monday the 21st day of September 2015 at 11:30 a.m as scheduled.
Following major decisions of the WKF Executive Board meeting held in New Delhi on Monday the 21st day
of September 2015 at 08.30 a.m (before AGM) were also endorsed unanimously.

  1. Revision of WKF organizational Structure
    Revision of WKF organizational Structure as per Annex A was made for the year 2015-2016 on trail basis for six months as per the unanimous decision of the WKF Executive Board.
  2. Reconstitution of the Executive Committee for the year 2015-2016
    Reconstitution of the Executive Committee as per Annex B was made for the year 2015-2016 on trail basis for six months with immediate effect as per the unanimous decision of WKF Executive Board. It was also decided to authorize the President to appoint additional officials and committee members as and when required.
  3. Revision of subscription fee & Entrance fee
    Revised the Annual subscription fee & Entrance fee of members as per Annex C with effect from 23rd September 2015 subject to change as per the unanimous decision of WKF Executive Board.
  4. Life member:
    As per the decision of the 5th AGM held on 23rd day of September 2010, it was unanimously decided to withdraw the privilege of voting rights automatically of those inactive life members who were absent without any information despite serving regular AGM notices on their personal emails as well as on the website for four or more than four consecutive Annual General Meetings starting from 2010 AGM.
    Further decided to terminate such life members from the list of the Federation from 1st October 2015 without prior notice with provision to refund their life membership fees, incase if they claim upon surrendering their original receipt and the membership certificate.
  5. WKF Reform
    It was unanimously decided to authorize President / Director Mr.Lhundub Dorji Lama for the second time to take all the necessary decisions and also to make deals independently with any party as suitable in connection with the reform or smooth transition of WKF for the development and sustainability of the Federation.

26th August 2015 (10th AGM Notice)
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honoured to invite all the members of WKF to its 10th Annual General Meeting to be held at its registered office G-104/ 4 Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi-110041
on Monday the 21st day of September 2015.
Official Notice, Agenda, proxy form and program of the AGM is sent to all members in good standing by email on their registered address.

Notes:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

7th June 2015 (Delegate to United Nations)
Mr.Jugraj Singh, General Secretary of WKF has left for United States to attend the following programs
on the invitation of United Nations NGO Branch:

  1. High-level political forum on sustainable development after 2015″ convened under the auspices of the ECOSOC from 26th June – 8th July, 2015
  2. The Sixth substantive session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing from 13- 6 July, 2015 (OEWGA6) at Conference Room 4 UN Conference Building, United Nations Headquarters in New York.
  3. The NGO Conference & NGO networking events followed by a full, three-day global gathering, in the UN General Assembly Hall on the occasion of United Nation’s 70th Anniversary on 24, 25, and 26 August 2015 at UN Headquarters.

26th February 2015 (Affiliate / Associate member)
The membership application received from Kabaddi Federation of India was scrutinized and
Affiliate /Associate membership for National Style Kabaddi was approved for the year 2015.

22nd of December 2014 (Endorsement of the appointment of WKF Officials)
WKF Executive Board meeting was held at its Registered office in New Delhi on Monday the 22nd of December 2014 at 09.15 a.m and decided as below:

1. Appointment of WKF Officials:
President Mr.L.Dorji Lama tabled and reported that he has appointed the WKF officials on 3rd December 2014 for the term 2014-2015 as per the directives of the Board meeting of 25th September 2014. He also requested the EB to approve the appointments with necessary amendments if needed.
After discussion, It was decided to approve the appointments of WKF official with some changes as per Annex-1 for the term 2014-2015 or until further notice whichever is earlier and authorized the President to fill up the vacancies as and when required.

2. Delegation of powers to the Executive Committee:
It was decided to authorize President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to delegate the required powers to the Executive Committee for the administration of the Federation as per Article of Association 1. (i) and 51. (i) and also to work on preparation of the annual calendar and event activities for the year 2015 after consultation with the Executive Committee.

3. Membership fee of Affiliate/ Associates members:
The membership fee for the Affiliate/ Associates members is fixed at Rupees Eight thousand only (Approx. US$ 136.00) p.a and Entrance fee of Rupees Two thousand only (Approx. US$ 40.00) at the time of application.

25th September 2014 (9th AGM)
9th Annual General Meeting of World Kabaddi Federation and the election of the Executive Board (Directors) of the Federation for the term 2014-2018 was held in Delhi at its registered office G 104/4, Laxmi Park, Nangloi New Delhi on Thursday the 25th September 2014 as scheduled.
Decisions of the meeting of the WKF Executive Board held in New Delhi on Tuesday the 23rd day of September 2014 were also endorsed unanimously.

22nd August 2014 (NOTICE of 9th AGM of WKF)
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honoured to invite all the members of the Federation to its 9th Annual General Meeting as well as to elect the Executive Board for the term 2014 -2018 in Delhi, India on 25th September 2014. All the dues such as subscription and bills if any, must be cleared before 24th September 2014 (before office hours) to enable us for the preparation of the voters list for election of the Executive Board.

Notes:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

Official NOTICE, proxy form and program of the AGM is sent to all the Members in good standing by Email on their registered address.

21st July 2014 (Appointment of WKF’s Regional Coordinator for Europe)
As per WKF objects III. B .23 of the Memorandum of Association and the powers delegated by the Executive Board, WKF President has appointed Mr.Sukhwant Singh of Federal Republic of Germany to the post of WKF’s Regional Coordinator for Europe w.e.f 21st July 2014 until further notice.

10th January 2014 (Affiliate members)
The membership application received from Kabaddi Circle Style Federation of India and USA Kabaddi Federation were scrutinized and approved.

26th December 2013 (Appointment)
As per WKF objects III. B .23 of the Memorandum of Association and the powers delegated by the Executive Board, WKF President has appointed Mr.Jugraj Singh, General Secretary of Kabaddi Circle Style Federation of India to the post of Director, Circle Kabaddi Committee w.e.f 26th December 2013.

28th day of September 2013 (8th Annual General Meeting, AGM)
8th Annual General Meeting of the World Kabaddi Federation was held in Delhi at its registered office on 28th September 2013.

5th September 2013 (8th WKF AGM NOTICE )
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honored to invite all the members of WKF to its 8th Annual General Meeting in Delhi, India on Saturday the 28th day of September 2013.
All the dues such as subscription if any, must be cleared before 27th September 2013 (before office hours) to enable us for the preparation of the list of participants.
Official NOTICE and Agenda of the AGM is sent to all the Members in good standing by Email on their registered address.
Note:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

3rd September 2013 (Appointments)
As per WKF objects III. B .23 of the Memorandum of Association and the powers delegated by the Executive Board, WKF President has appointed the following WKF officials w.e.f. 3rd September 2013 for the remaining period of the term of the Executive Committee i.e. till September 2014.

  1. Mr.U.N. Namgyal of Thailand for the post of Secretary (Publicity)
  2. Mr.Pasang Norbu of England, U.K for the post of Chairman, KAB for Peace Commission
  3. Mr.Bruno Siciliano of Italy for the post of Chairman, National Association Committee
  4. Mr.Tenzin Phuntsok of Tibet for the post of Chairman, Education Committee
  5. Mr.R.B Tamang of Nepal for the post of Chairman, Cultural Committee
  6. Mr.Santokh Singh Lalli of Italy for the post of NRI Committee
  7. Mr.Sanjay S.Kukker of India for the post of Chairman, Kabaddi Club Committee
  8. Ms.Tenzin Wozin of Tibet for the post of Chairman, Security Committee

13th August 2013 (WKF’s consultative status with United Nations ECOSOC)
It is our pleasure inform our members that United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted Special consultative status to our organization World Kabaddi Federation.
Our status now entitles to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna. Our representatives will be able to register for and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations. WKF may designate authorized representatives to sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, General Assembly, Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision-making bodies.

13th August 2013 (National Sports Conference at Mt. Abu)
On the cordial invitation extended by Sports Wing Office of Brahma Kumari Academy, Gyan Sarovar, Mr.L.Dorji Lama, WKF President attended the National Sports Conference on ‘Value Based Sports: Call of Time at B.K.Academy, Mount Abu Rajasthan from 9th to 13th August 2013.
WKF President Mr.L.Dorji Lama as a Guest of Honor spoke about the importance about the Values in Sports which will play a major role in imparting psychological training to enhance players’ mental performance to inculcate spiritual values in the area of sports and also emphasized on Sport’s values and norms to help build disciplined and peaceful societies to unite divided communities.
The conference which included ‘Meditation Skills Development Camp for coaches and players to enable them for self-empowerment and mental preparation for the forthcoming international events such as Asian Games and Rio Olympic Games 2016. Besides Collective Guided Meditation, and workshops for players & coaches on ‘Values in Sports’
The participants of the conference including 500 plus administrators, coach and the players were guided with the lessons on art of winning, enhancing will-power, stress management, motivational factors, building team spirit & relations, holistic fitness, nutrition and performance, science of success and science of meditation etc. so as to help them improving their games.

14th June 2013 (Guest of Honor at 1st Beach National Tug of War Championship)
WKF President Mr.L.Dorji Lama attended the 1st Beach National Tug of War Championship & 7th Open Senior Championship from 11-14 June 2013 at Vivekananda Campus, Kanyakumari South India. More than 500 athletes from all most all the States of India participated the events in different categories of both the men and Women.

5th April 2013 (Appointment of Committee members)
Executive Board meeting was held on 5th April 2013 in Delhi to discuss about the appointment of the Executive Committee, Commissions and other committees for the tenure 2012–2014 and decided as below:

1.President’s Report:
President Mr.L.Dorji Lama reported that, due to some technical reasons he was unable to appoint the Executive Committee, Commissions and other committees for the tenure 2012–2014 along with its member/ members within 31st December 2012 as directed and assigned by the Board on 27th September 2012.

2.Appointment of Committee members:
After discussion, It was decided to appoint the members of the committees as per list to the vacant post of the Advisory Committee, Executive committee, WKF Commission and Committee Chairs for the rest of the tenure (April 2013 through September 2014).

3. Nomination of delegates for Peace and Sport Regional Forum, Dubai:
As per invitation received from Peace and Sport, EB has decided to nominate Mr.Vijay Pal, Chairman of Tournament Committee to participate the Peace and Sport Regional Forum in Dubai 2013 which will take place in Dubai from 23rd April – 24th April 2013 at his own expenses.

28th September 2012 (7th Annual General Meeting, AGM)
7th Annual General Meeting of the World Kabaddi Federation was held in Delhi on 28th September 2012 and the following decisions of the Executive Board were endorsed unanimously.

1. Appointments of Committees:
Executive Board meeting on 27th September 2012 has decided to authorize President Mr.L.Dorji Lama to appoint the Executive Committee, Commissions and other committees for the tenure 2012 – 2014 along with its member/ members within 31st December 2012 as per WKF objects B .23 of the Memorandum of Association, Article 1.(i) and Article 51 (a) & (b) of Articles of Association.

2. Nomination of delegates for Peace and Sports International Forum 2012, Sochi – Russia
As per invitation received from Peace and Sport, EB has decided on 27th August 2012 to nominate Mr.Vijay Pal, Chairman of Tournament Committee and Mr.Gurmeet Singh, Chairman of Public Relation Committee to participate the Peace and Sport International Forum 2012 which will take place in Sochi, Russian Federation from 31 October – 2 November 2012 at their own expenses.

3. Approval of Projects
Following projects for the year 2012–2014 were approved by the Executive Board on 19th March 2012.

A. Kabaddi Project

  1. To introduce the game of Kabaddi in Schools/ colleges, Universities and youth Kabaddi clubs to bring together youth leaders from divided communities to unite through the game of Kabaddi.
  2. To introduce the game of Kabaddi at grass root level to encourage the under privileged youths of rural and remote areas for the establishment of Kabaddi clubs to organise league tournaments.
  3. To prepare and organize Inter school, Inter college, Inter University competitions, club championships and Kabaddi tours at National, Regional and International level to promote Kabaddi through Sports and Cultural Tourism.
  4. To organize World Cups, International Kabaddi League Championships and Kabaddi tours for greater participation of Clubs, Students, Armed forces, Departments and Associations / Federations to represent from their different countries to participate and demonstrate their skills in all the 3 disciplines as well as to promote peace and harmony through Sports and Culture tourism with Slogan ” Play Kabaddi for Peace and Harmony” .
  5. To drive new member affiliates in as many as countries of the world by networking with partner organizations to reach the target of minimum 50 affiliate national federations to get recognition of International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as to raise funds for organizing Kabaddi tours in different countries to demonstrate and introduce the game of Kabaddi.

B. Development Project

  1. To develop Kabaddi in every corner of the world for people in maintaining their health always fit through Kabaddi.
  2. To make all the Clubs, National and Regional Federations a professional Kabaddi organization.
  3. To arrange basic infrastructure for training as well as to establish Kabaddi Academies and Sports science centres for athlete testing and support in Sports Nutrition, Bio-mechanics, Physiology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, etc.
  4. To initiate for the recognition of World Kabaddi Federation with all the continental Olympic Committees, Commonwealth Games, Afro Asian Games, International Federations of Army, school, colleges and University Sports Federation

6th September 2012 (Nomination of EC members & Regional Presidents)
The 2 years tenure of WKF Executive Committee members & Regional Presidents of Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania are going to expire on 27th September 2012. Hence all the members are requested to nominate their candidates, if any before 26th September 2012 ( for the year 2012 – 2014) for the post of Executive Committee members & Regional Presidents which will appointed by the Executive Board as per WKF objects III. B. 23 of the Memorandum of Association and Article 1. (i) of the Articles of Association.

3rd September 2012 ( 7th WKF AGM NOTICE )
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honoured to invite all the members of WKF to its 7th Annual General Meeting in Delhi, India on Friday the 28th day of September 2012.
Official NOTICE and Agenda of the AGM is sent to all the Members in good standing by Email on their registered address. .

Note:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

6th June 2012 ( Regulating Sports Betting )
Mr.L. Dorji Lama, WKF President and Member of FICCI Sports Committee attended the
Conference on Regulating Sports Betting organized by FICCI Sports Committee on 6th June 2012 at Federation House, New Delhi.
Keynote address was delivered by Hon’ble Justice Mukul Mudgal, Former Chief Justice Punjab and Haryana High Court followed by addresses by Mr.Kirti Azad, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and renowned cricketer, Mr.Carl A.Rohsler of Squire and Sanders, UK on International perspective, Mr.V.Lakshmikumaran of Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan Attorneys on Revenue perspective.

Panel Discussion on “Is there a need to regulate Sports Betting in India ?” and ” Regulation of Sports Betting in India: Challenges and Opportunities ” were held followed by interactive questions and answers.
The program was concluded with concluding remarks & vote of thanks by Mr.Rajpal Singh, Additional Director, FICCI sports Committee.

19th March 2012 (Appointments)
As per WKF objects III. B .23 of the Memorandum of Association and the powers delegated by the Executive Board on Thursday the 12th day of May 2011, WKF President has appointed the following WKF officials w.e.f. 19th March 2012 for the remaining period of the EC term i.e. till 2012.

  1. Mr.Vijay Pal of India for the post of Chairman, Tournament Committee.
  2. Mr.Gurmeet Singh of India for the post of Chairman, Public Relation Committee.

21st October 2011 (Global Sports Summit 2011)
WKF President Mr.Lhundub Dorji Lama along with WKF Patron Mr.Aajay Sharma, WKF Representative for Europe Mr.Robert Davies and WKF Chairman for Youth Commission Mrs.A.Elpes Rani attended the 3rd Global Sports Summit as a delegate and had the opportunity to exchange views on Public Private Partnership – Developing Sports infrastructure, Triggering investment in sports, creating sports culture, Sports as a full time career, Role of Corporate in sports development and innovative strategies etc during the International Convention on the Business of Sports organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI ) from 20th October to 21st October in Delhi-India which was participated by Federations and Associations, Sports Authority of India, Industry representatives & delegates and experts from many countries of the world. The Summit was held with support of Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of India, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Department of Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Chhattisgarh.
Mr.Ajay Maken, Union Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of India has delivered the key note address and H.E Shekhar Dutt, Governor of Chhattisgarh, Brig. K P Singh (Retd),Chairman, Sports Development Commission of Indian Olympic Association and Ms.Lata Usendi, Minister of State , Women and Child Development, Sports and Youth Affairs Chhattisgarh addressed the opening ceremony. Mr.Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana attended the FICCI Sports Award Night on 21st October 2011which was one hour live telecast by Ten Sports.

29th September 2011 (6th AGM)
6th Annual General Meeting of the World Kabaddi Federation was held in Delhi at its registered office G- 104/ 4 Laxmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi- 110041.

28th September 2011 (Revision of subscription fees)
The Executive Board has decided to revise the Annual subscription fee & Entrance fee with effect from 1st January 2012 subject to change and endorsement of AGM as below:

Subscription fee:

  1. Ordinary member: Rupees Ten thousand only (Approx. US$ 200.00) p.a
  2. Associate member: Rupees Five thousand only (Approx. US$ 100.00) p.a
  3. Provisional member: Rupees Two thousand only (Approx. US$ 40.00) p.a
  4. Affiliate Club & Association: Rupees One thousand only (Approx. US$ 20.00) p.a
  5. Corporate member: Rupees One hundred thousand (Approx. US$ 2,000.00) one time
  6. Life member: Rupees Fifty thousand only (Approx. US$.1,000.00) one time

Entrance fee:
Rupees Two thousand only (Approx. US$ 40.00) at the time of application for all members except Life member and Corporate member.

5th September 2011 ( 6th WKF AGM NOTICE )
World Kabaddi Federation is pleased and honoured to invite all the members of WKF to its 6th Annual General Meeting in Delhi, India on 29th September 2011. All the dues such as subscription and bills if any, must be cleared before 28th September 2011.
Official NOTICE and Agenda of the AGM is sent by Email on registered address of the members.

Note:

  1. A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is also entitled to appoint Proxy to cast vote instead of himself and such proxy need not be a member of the Federation.
  2. Proxy forms duly completed and signed must reach the Federation’s registered Office at least 48 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Members desirous of obtaining any information regarding accounts and operation of the Federation should inform at least 7 days before the date of meeting so as to enable the management to keep the information ready at the time of the meeting.
  4. Members are requested to notify the change immediately, if any, in their registered address.

19th August 2011 (Appointments)
As per WKF objects III. B .23 of the Memorandum of Association and the powers delegated by the Executive Board during its meeting on Thursday the 12th day of May 2011, WKF President has appointed the following WKF officials w.e.f. 19th August 2011 for the remaining period of the EC term i.e. till 2012.

  1. Mr.Robert G.Davies of Great Britain for the post of WKF Representative for Europe.
  2. Ms.A.Elpes Rani of Chennai, India for the post of Chairman,Youth Commission.

14th June 2011 ( Draft National Sports (Development) Bill 2011 )
Mr.L. Dorji Lama, WKF President and Member of FICCI Sports Committee attended the
Interactive session on Draft National Sports(Development) Bill 2011 organized by FICCI Sports Committee on 14th June 2011 at Federation House, New Delhi.
Keynote address was delivered by Hon. R.K.Anand , Senior Advocate and Legal Expert, Indian Olympic Association and Member of Parliament.

Interactions between member from FICCI sports Committee for recommendation to Sports Ministry and representatives of Indian National Sports Federations were held followed by adoption of suggestion to be incorporated in recommendation of FICCI sports Committee to the Sports Ministry. The program was concluded with concluding remarks & vote of thanks by Mr.Rajpal Singh, FICCI sports Committee.

12th May 2011 (Executive Board Meeting)
The Executive Board has made the following major decisions during its Executive Board Meeting held in Delhi on 12th May 2011:

1. Appointment of WKF President.
Mr L.Dorji Lama, Acting President of WKF was appointed as WKF President as well as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 12th May 2011.

2. Appointment of Presidents of regional WKFs.
Following persons were appointed to the Post of President of Regional WKFs till September 2012 with assignments to look after all the matters related to the development of the Kabaddi in their respective regions and to organize competitions at regional level from time to time with prior approval of WKF:

RegionsNameCountryTenure
WKF AsiaMr. Tara Singh BhatNepalTill September 2012
WKF EuropeMr. Romani FrancescoItalyTill September 2012
WKF AmericaMr. Recardo A. AcunaArgentinaTill September 2012
WKF AfricaLt..Joseph Kaneka KanuSierra Leone-AfricaTill September 2012
WKF OceaniaMr. Mehnga Singh KhakAustraliaTill September 2012

3. Appointment of Council of Patrons
The Executive Board has confirmed the nominations of following Patrons for WKF Council of Patrons:
1.Mr.Rajesh Ka