New Delhi: Sree Neelachala Seva Sangha (SNSS), the premier cultural-cum-religious institution in New Delhi, has elected its new office-bearers recently.
The Sangha has been managing the affairs of Lord Jagannath Temple in Hauzkhas of the National Capital since 1967.
Nine office-bearers and sixteen executive committee members have been elected for a period of three years and they will hold office till 2025. While all the office-bearers were elected unopposed, a keen contest was witnessed among the candidates for executive committee members, Sangha sources said.
Ravindra Nath Pradhan got elected as Secretary of SNSS for the fourth consecutive term. Pradhan has been holding this coveted position since 2012. The current acting President Bighneswar Rout has been elected as President.
Gajendra Prasad Samanta, Khirod Chandra Patra and Rama Chandra Das have been elected as Vice–Presidents of SNSS. Abhaya Kumar Pradhan, Ashok Kumar Pradhan and Dilip Kumar Swain have been elected as the Joint Secretaries while Pankaj Mohanty got reelected as Treasurer of the Sangha.
The sixteen newly-elected executive committee members of SNSS are Ajay Pradhan, Abhiram Sutar, Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Sukant Kumar Sahoo, Amulya Kumar Ojha, Ranka Nidhi Sahoo, Nisidha Kumar Das, Bijay Kumar Sahoo, Kishore Chandra Samal, Jitendra Kumar Mohapatra, Sumitra Jena, Suraj Nayak, Dibakar Khuntia, Ashok Kumar Nayak, Dilip Kumar Rout and Pradeep Swain.
Senior Supreme Court advocate and legal adviser to World Odisha Society, Abani Kumar Sahu, oversaw the smooth conduct of the poll and declared the election results.