Prof. Achyuta Samanta, MP Kandhamal and Founder, KIIT and KISS has been elected unopposed as the President of Volleyball Federation of India (VFI). He is the first person from Odisha to be elected for this highest and prestigious post. With this, Prof. Samanta has become entitled to be the member of the Olympics Association of India.

It is not only a great honour for the Odisha Volleyball Association, but also a matter of pride for Odisha. The Odisha Volleyball Association congratulated Prof. Samanta on his achievement and expressed good wishes for his future endeavours.

Raj Kumar of Punjab has been elected as Executive Vice President, while nine others were elected as Vice Presidents of VFI. Anil Choudhury of Rajasthan has been elected unopposed as Secretary General of VFI. The term of the newly-elected body is from 2020 to 2024. Prof. Samanta thanked the VFI for electing him as the President. He will try his best to take the federation to a new height, he said.