Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is set to get recognized by the Sports Ministry of India.
As per the affidavit filed by Raju Bagga, under-secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the ministry has decided to renew WFI and Weightlifting Federation’s recognition by one year.
“It is submitted that the Answering Respondent has decided to renew the recognition of Indian Weightlifting Federation and Wrestling Federation for one year with effect from the date of issue of the proposed letters to be issued to the above two NSFs,” Bagga said as reported by Hindustan Times.
The news will come as a huge relief for both the federations who were derecognized by the sports ministry in June on Dehli High Court’s orders. With getting recognized, WFI will once again become eligible to get government grants or begin their normal activities like holding national camps or organizing competitions.