Mr. Gurbir Singh SandhuDirector, Department of Sports
He is an Olympian and Civil Engineer from Guru Nanak Engineering College Ludhiana. Before joining us, he was working with Genesis Global School, Noida as Director-Sports & Estate. He brings along rich experience of 42 years of Sports Engineering & International Business Consulting. On the personal front His elder son Manavjit Singh is an Olympian & World Champion Shooter. Both father & son have been awarded the Arjuna Award in sports.
Sporting Achievement International Career
- Member Indian shooting team for 20 years
- Participated in Olympic Games, 1976; Common wealth Games, 1978 and Asian Games 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1986
- Silver Medal – Asian Games, New Delhi, 1982
- Bronze Medal – Asian Championships, Jakarta, 1983
- ‘Arjuna Award’ for sports by the President of India
- ‘Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award’ for sports by Govt. of Punjab
Groomed & trained both his sons to pursue successful and rewarding sports careers. Elder son Manavjit Singh is World Champion in shooting and younger son Karanjit Singh is a professional golfer who set two Indian course records of 6 under and 7 under. Manavjit has been awarded the ‘Arjuna Award’ and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’, India’s highest sports award by the President of India.- Gurbir and Manavjit have the unique distinction of being the only father and son duo in the country, who are both Olympians and Arjuna Awardees and between them, they have represented India on the National shooting team for 42 years continuously.
- Chairman, NRI Olympic Commission, Indian Olympic Association – 2004 to 2012
- Chairman, Affiliation & Disputes Commission, Indian Olympic Association – 2000 to 2004
- Deputy Chef-de-mission, Indian Contingent, Melbourne Commonwealth Games, 2006
- Chairman, Technical Committee, Indo-Pak Punjab Games, 2005
- President, Netball Federation of India – 1996 to 2011
- President, Punjab Rifle Shooting Association – 1989 to 2013