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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots49
Valid votes49
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Sarvesh Rajdev Ashray Bhamidipati Aditya Rao RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 12.00 26.00 1.00 0.00 1.50 24.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 24.50. Candidate Aditya Rao has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Aditya Rao.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Ashray Bhamidipati
I would like to apply to become the sports officer for the Indian Society. I think I would be well suited to the role, having developed a number of essential skills, such as communication, organisation and teamwork, which would be valuable to use when working with other members of the committee. I also have a strong interest in many sports, especially football and cricket, which would make this a thoroughly enjoyable role.
My objective as Sports Officer would be to increase the inclusivity of members in the society, through the promotion of new sports teams, such as cricket, badminton and netball, while I will look to listen and implement people’s ideas and requests through regular and effective communication in order to enhance every member’s university and society experience. I also aim to continue the hard work of previous years, coordinating the society’s football games, as well as the inter-society and inter-university games.
I believe next year will be an opportunity to get more people involved in sports in Indian Society, both casually and competitively, and it would be great to lead this initiative.
Aditya Rao
Due to COVID, the lack of communal events in general has caused the community to reduce the amount of time spent playing sports together. I will ensure that during the 2021/2022 academic year, there shall be similar, or even more opportunities to meet and network with new people within the society, and also branch out to arrange events with other universities.

My interests in sports include rugby, badminton and of course, cricket. I have played at both a school and club level for each of the aforementioned sports. My aim is to make sport more accessible to everyone, from the incredibly enthusiastic, to the complete beginner. Sports should be a place for everyone to get together and enjoy themselves, and after the current situation, it is especially important for events like these to be run.

As well as more frequently run events, I will aim to introduce sporting events that aren't as common, and I shall be completely open to community suggestions. This previous year has been tough for us all with the lack of social contact. I want to help make up for this!
Sarvesh Rajdev
Being an active member of Indian Society during my first year so far has been one of the highlights of my time here as I have been able to meet new people over zoom socials and football matches despite lockdown.
Playing seven different sports competitively, I believe I have great versatility in my knowledge of different sports and being able to organise competitive matches. After participating in a couple of football matches this year I was able to learn how exactly matches are organized. This also improved my outreach enabling me to easily contact appropriate people for a greater number of sports next year.
Furthermore, if selected as Sport Director, I would introduce a greater amount of competitive sports into the society. This would include cricket, badminton, netball and even kabaddi. For sports such as kabaddi, I would also like to introduce inter-society mini-tournaments and even matches against other universities. With these goals and skills, I believe that I would be a great Indian Society committee member next year.