Chandigarh shooter, Tikka Jai Singh elected President of University of British
Tikka, a junior Indian National squad member, has been chosen President of the University of British Columbia Shooting Sports Club. Tikka was elected by a majority of votes during a meeting of the club’s executive members held on UBC campus recently. A student at Learning Paths School in Mohali, and he had been accepted to UBC for a Bachelor’s degree programme the previous year. In recent years he won numerous national and international awards and on Independence Day in 2018, he also received Parman Patra from the government of Punjab.
Commenting on his success, Subhash Rana, his coach and executive member of the National Rifle Association of India, and Robin Aggarwal, Director of LPS Mohali, said that Tikka showed merit right from the beginning and holds great promise for the future.
In 2018, at 16 years of age, he had bagged a silver medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol event in the men’s junior team category at the International Shooting Championship, Hannover. While earlier, he has also represented Punjab in the Khelo India School Games and won a gold medal in the Punjab State School Games in the 10m air pistol event.