Chennai, India, May 5, 2014 – On Sunday, FIVB Level 1 Coaches Course participants, Course Director Mr
Adachi, Course Instructor Mr Sridharan and Observer Mr Moro paid homage to Dr. B. Sivanthi Adityan, former FIVB Honorary Executive Vice-President.
Course participants pay homage to Dr. Adityan
Chennai, India, May 5, 2014 – On Sunday, FIVB Level 1 Coaches Course participants, Course Director Mr Adachi, Course Instructor Mr Sridharan and Observer Mr Moro paid homage to Dr. B. Sivanthi Adityan, former FIVB Honorary Executive Vice-President.
Mr Adachi said that the visit to Dr. Adityan's Memorial Hall was a moving event for participants and instructors. "We are all very sad because we miss Dr. Adityan and convey our heartfelt homage," he added. Mr Adachi also said that such a visit may be included in the programme of every course to be organised in India.
Mrs Adityan attended the event.
He was elected as a FIVB Board of Administration member during the FIVB World Congress held at Long Beach, Los Angeles, USA in 1984 before being elected as FIVB Executive Vice-President in the FIVB World Congress held at Tokyo, Japan in 1998.
Dr. Adityan received the FIVB Honorary Executive Vice-President honour during his last FIVB appearance at the 2012 Congress in Anaheim where Dr. Ary S. Graça F° was elected as the FIVB’s fourth President.
In 1989, Dr. Adityan was also awarded the Gold Medal by the International Volleyball Federation for his active and key participation for the development of volleyball in India.
He was also presented with the OCA Merit Award by His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the OCA in 2010.