K. Govindaraj

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K. Govindaraj
Member of Karnataka Legislative Council
Assumed office
June 2012
Vice-President of Indian Olympic Association
Assumed office
14 December 2017
Personal details
Political partyIndian National Congress

K. Govindaraj is Indian National Congress activist, member of Karnataka Legislative Council, Vice-President of Indian Olympic Association and President of the Basketball Federation of India.[1][2] He was the Chief ministers parliamentary secretary in the Siddaramaiah cabinet.[3]

Political distinctions and Services Rendered to Congress Party[edit]

  • Two term Member of Legislative Council
  • Former Parliamentary Secretary to Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Presently, Chairman Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation
  • Presently serving as President,Basketball Federation of India,New Delhi
  • At present serving as General Secretary,Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee
  • Contested as candidate of Shivajinagar Assembly Constituency in the year 1999
  • Sacrificed Shivajinagar Assembly Constituency during general election 2004
  • Served as Accommodation Co-coordinator in 2001-AICC Session At Bangalore
  • Served as In-charge of Bangalore South Parliamentary Constituency during 2004 General Elections to Parliament and Assembly
  • Served as Observer in Hassan District for Zilla Panchayat Taluka Panchayat Elections held in 2005
  • Served as Observer during Bangalore City Mahanagara Palike Elections
  • Served as Observer for the Municipal Council elections in Raichur District
  • Served as Observer for Membership Enrolment,Davanagere District, Karnataka
  • Served as In charge of Hubli Dharwad Municipal Corporation Elections
  • Worked as District Returning officer in the Organizational Elections during the year 2009-2010
  • Worked as Asst. Returning Officer during the Organizational elections of the Party
  • Actively participated in Congress Party Rallies, Organizing Medical Camp Party Meetings
  • Observer During the Bye-elections to the Kanakapura Lok Sabha Constituency
  • Served as Observer for the Elections of President Vice Presidents Of Zilla Panchayats Taluka
  • Panchayats in Dharwad District-2005
  • Party Observer for Lok Sabha Elections held during the year 2009
  • Party Observer for recently held Vidhanasabha Elections-2013

Career Background[edit]

  • At present serving as PRESIDENT,Karnataka Olympic Association
  • Presently serving as Vice President of Indian Olympic Association
  • Presently working as President,Basketball Federation of India,New Delhi.
  • Member - Federation of International Basketball Association's Competition Commission (First Indian)
  • Presently Serving as Hon.Secretary,Karnataka State Basketball Association for the last 25 years
  • Serving as a member of Sports Authority of Karnataka for the last 10 years
  • Organizing Secretary for the 18th FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Junior Men-2004,held at Bangalore
  • Conducted Basketball event in the IV National Games during the year 1997
  • Organized many National Events,South zone,Inter zone,All India Senior,Junior and Youth National Basketball Championships in Bangalore during (1990-2007)
  • Serving as Selection Committee Member for prestigious Ekalavya Awards for the last 8 years
  • Presently serving as Director,Indian Cost Accountants Institute,Government of India Nominee
  • At present serving as Syndicate Member,Kuvempu University
  • Served as Chief De Mission manager of Indian Contingent in many International Sports events
  • Served as a Government Nominee on the Board of Director of Bangalore Water Supply Sewage Board(BWSSB)
  • Started Career as National Basketball Player
  • Best all-rounder in school and college teams
  • Served as Selection committee member for Indian basketball teams for the year 2000-2007
  • Represented as technical delegate in the Asian basketball championship held at Nagoya (Japan) during the year 1990, for the Asian games held at Busan,Korea in 2002,for the commonwealth games held at Melbourne, Australia in 2006, Olympic games held at Beijing, China in the year 2008
  • Served as Manager of Indian team at Asian basketball championship held at shanghai(China) during 2001,and as a manager if Indian team at Asian basketball championship held at Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Served as Chief-de-Mission of Indian women basketball team at Hebei,Beijing 2002 and also for 24th Fiba Asia Basketball Championship for men at japan in 2007
  • Appointed as organizing Secretary & Chairman, Games Technical conduct committee for the firs ever youth national games which was held at Bangalore.

Contribution to Sports as Organiser of Various Sports events[edit]

  • Organized South Zone, Inter Zone,All India Senior,Junior and Youth National Basketball Championships in Hassan Mysore & Bangalore successfully (1990-2017)
  • Conducted Basketball event in the fourth National Games during the year 1997
  • Organizing Secretary for the 18th Fiba Asian Basketball Championship for Junior men -2004, held at Bangalore for the first time in Karnataka
  • Organizing secretary for the Fiba Asia cup Championship for women & Fiba Asia U-16 Women Championship for the year 2017
  • Organizing Secretary for Fiba - 2019 world cup Qualifiers for men
  • Organizing Secretary for Fiba - Asia U18 Women Championship 2018 held at Bangalore
  • First State in India to introduce Karnataka Olympic Association Awards for Sportsperson
  • First state in India to have its own Olympic Bhavan
  • Elected to represent South Asia in the fiba General Assembly in Bengaluru in June 2019


  • Karnataka State Dasara Awardee for the best sports promoter in the year 1993
  • Prestigious INDIRA PRIYADARSHINI AWARD 2006 for outstanding contribution to Social Service and sports


  • M.A, Political Science
  • Diploma in Public Relations


  1. ^ "Congress, BJP legislators cross vote in Karnataka legislative council poll". Ndtv.com. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Govindraj elected BFI president - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/cm-appoints-10-parliamentary-secretaries/article7848433.ece

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