The Archery Association of Tamil Nadu (TAAT)




"The official state body of Tamil Nadu Archery!"

Only State Archery body recognized by and affiliated to:

Tamil Nadu Olympic Association (TNOA) and Archery Association of India (AAI)
(TNOA is the only body recognized by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and
AAI is the only body recognized by World Archery (WA))

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General Secretary Writes

Happy New Year 2021 - Jan 20, 2021

Dear Archers, Coaches, Technical Officials and other members of the Archery family of Tamilnadu,

My new year and season wishes to all of you.

Lots of good things have happened to Indian Archery since I last connected to you.

Finally the elections of the Archery Association are over. The protracted wrangle in the Delhi High Court and then the Supreme Court for the last 8 years has come to a favourable end and truth has won a decisive victory.

Our faction led by the core team of Shri Malhotra ji, Shri Virendra Sachdeva ji and Shri Anil Kamineni ji fielded the union minister Shri Arjun Munda ji of Jharkand as president and Shri Chandurkaar ji of Maharasthra as Secretary General. There was a landslide victory for our panel. The other side drew a zero.

I am happy to inform you all that I have been elected as the Joint Secretary of the Archery Association of India for a period of four years.

Using my pivotal position in the national body, I will do everything to get our Tamilnadu Archers, Coaches and Technical Officials their rightful share in all areas of Archery.

I am also happy to inform you all that I have been appointed as the first Director of the Coaches Committee of the Archery Association of India.

I am extremely grateful to Guruji Shri Virendra Sachdeva ji for all my new positions in AAI. I shall be ever grateful to him.

After a painful period of 8 years of suspension, the Sports Ministry and the Govt of India has lifted the suspension and recognised the AAI after the court has accepted the elections.

I'm happy to also announce that the Railway Ministry has reversed the decision of cancelling all concessions to sports persons and archers and sports persons will get 75% and 50% concession in train travel all over India.

Despite the killer Covid pandemic that threw life out of gear, it was regular practise ( but for 52 days ) for many dedicated Archers in our main field at MGR Janaki College in Chennai.

Mr. Manian, our Archer and a Continental Judge of World Archery has been nominated by TAAT as a member of the Judges Commitee of AAI.

Mr. Dinesh, our Archer and Level 1 State Coach has been nominated by TAAT to become a member of the Khelo India Talent Identification programme for 7 southern states of India.

I congratulate both of them for their nominations. Honesty, hard work and loyalty always pays.

The year 2020 however was stolen away by two dazzling, unprecedented world records by two tiny tots of the HU ARCHERY MISSION.

Ms Sanjana, the 5 year old Archery sensation and Ms Anine the four year old new achiever.

On August 15th, Ms Sanjana created an unbelievable world record by shooting 111 arrows in 13 minutes 15 seconds while being suspended head over heels from a 20 foot high ramp.

Four year old tiny tot Archer, Ms Anine created another sensational record on 2nd October 2020 when she shot 224 arrows into a swinging target in 40 minutes 10 seconds.

Both the records were sent to the Guiness World Book of Records for validation and citation was given to both the tiny giants by HUMAN ULTIMATE RECORDS INC.

I'm happy to inform you all that the 13th Tamilnadu State Championships which was scheduled in October 2020 and postponed due to the COVID pandemic will now be held at MGR Janaki College for Women, Adayar, Chennai from 21st February to 27th February 2021.

We will also be conducting the state level Coaches Workshop - level 2 from February 14th to 20th at Chennai at MGR Janaki College Archery Range, Adyar, Chennai.

The year is a packed one. We have 4 National Ranking Archery Tournaments at Delhi, Jamshedpur, Cochin and Hyderabad. We also have trials to the World Cup, Asia Cup in various stages. The Senior Nationals is scheduled to be conducted in the month of April in West Bengal, the Junior Nationals at Uttarakhand, the Sub Junior Nationals at Maharashtra and the Mini Sub Junior Nationals at Vijaywada.

Of course, if the pandemic situation improves, we will also be taking the Indian team to Tokyo for the Olympics.

At the Paralympics we are sure of a few medals.

Judges workshops will be conducted in the four zones in the national level this year and Tamilnadu state will also conduct Judges workshops at various districts.

It is proposed to have free Archery workshops for level 1 Archers in various parts of the state.

I request all of you who have not paid your subscriptions for the year 2020-2021 to pay it so that you can participate in the state meet as well as all activities of TAAT. Once you register with TAAT, you can also register in the AAI portal for affiliation.

Do follow our websites for updates.

Wish u all a very Happy New Year 2021 and may you involve yourself full fledged in the amazing game, sport, art, science and philosophy of Archery.

Best wishes,

Dr Shihan Hussaini

General Secretary - TAAT
Joint Secretary - AAI
Director - Coaches Committee - AAI
Level 3 Coach - World archery


Registered Headquarters:
The Archery Association of Tamil Nadu (TAAT)
T16/2, Coastal Road, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar,
Chennai - 600 090, Tamil Nadu, India.
mobile: 098416-18386
email:, website:

Dr. Padmashree Kamal Haasan
Shri. S. Balasubramaniam Adityan

Shri. Kumar Rajendran
Founder, Chief Coach and General Secretary:
HU (Shihan Hussaini)

Tamil Nadu Olympic Association (TNOA)
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Archery Association of India (AAI)
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