Moin-ul-Haq

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Moin-ul-Haq
Born Patna, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India
Died 1970
Residence Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Syed Mohd. Moinul-Haq, Moin saab
Occupation Professor Of English[1]
Employer Founding vice-presidents Bihar Cricket Association, in the year 1936,served as Principal of Bihar National College from 1935-1955, And Former General secretary Indian Olympic Association(IOA) from 1952-56.
Religion Islam

Moin-ul-Haq (Hindi: मोइन-उल-हक ), popularly known as Moin saab was former General secretary Indian Olympic Association (IOA) from 1952-56.[2] He was a pioneer of Olympic movement in India, championing the cause for sports all his life. He was one of the main organisers of the inaugural Asian Games held in New Delhi in 1951. He was India's chef-de-mission of the Indian Olympic contingent during the 1948 and 1952 editions held in London and Helsinki respectively.

He was one of the founding vice-presidents along with K A D Naoroji of the Bihar Cricket Association, in the year 1936 at Jamshedpur, then part of Bihar. And he was also professor of English, and Principal (1935–53) at the Bihar National College (B N College) in Patna,[1] he urged students to take to sports apart from regular studies.

He was also elected as a President of Patna University Teachers Association in 1953, after the formation of B R Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur in 1952, conference of teachers of the University was held in T.N.B. college Bhagalpur, at this conference Prof. Moinul Haque was elected as a President.[3]

Moin saab didn't promote only cricket or football but tennis, squash, badminton also.

"He was immensely impressed with the strong nation character of the British people and their resilience," says author and retired IPS officer, Sudhir Kumar Jha in his book Patna Reincarnated: A New Dawn.[4]

"Moin saab was like the guardian of sports culture in Patna. He feverishly promoted all kinds of sports among students, first in colleges and later in universities and urged them to take part in sporting competitions. In fact, the sports quota in educational intuitions in Bihar owes its genesis through his efforts only," Said by Shabab Anwar, veteran sports journalist and commentator based in Patna, who has written on Moin-ul-Haq's life and legacy.

Scholar late Sujit Mukherjee, who also played a bit of first-class cricket spoke highly of Haq in his book Autobiography of An Unknown Cricketer.

"... the nearly immortal Principal Moin-ul Haq, holder of the highest offices in various national bodies, saw to it that any talent in any game was given whatever support or encouragement that Patna had to offer," the book says.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "INTRODUCTION". 06/01/2014. 
  2. ^ "Foundation of IOA". Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  3. ^ "About L.N.M.U.T.A.". Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  4. ^ Sudhir Kumar Jha (2005). A new dawn: Patna reincarnated. 
  5. ^ Sujit Mukherjee (1996). Autobiography of An Unknown Cricketer. Ravi Dayal Publisher. ISBN 81 7530 001 9. 
  6. ^ "Remembering Moin-ul-Haq: An administrator par excellence". The Times of India. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Padmashri Shri Syed Mohd. Moinul Haq". Retrieved 2014-01-06.