The elections to the office bearers of the TN Olympic association which takes place once in four years was held recently. 28 prominent sports bodies recognised by the TNOA elects the members and Dr. Ishari Ganesh was elected unanimously as the President of TNOA.
The prominent office bearers are:
- Mr. N. Ramachandran – Executive President
- Dr. Ishari K.Ganesh – President
- Mr. Aadhav Arjuna – General Secretary
- Mr. Sendhil V. Thyagarajan – Treasurer
It is notable that educationist and sports administrator Dr. Ishari Ganesh has been the Vice-president of TNOA for the last 15 years and the media baron and owner of popular Tamil vernacular Daily thanthi Late B. Sivanthi Adityan held the post of President, TNOA for a period of 25 years, prior to Dr.Ganesh assuming office.
Dr. Ganesh is the Founder- Chancellor of the Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), a deemed-to-be-university in Chennai. He is also the Chairman of the Vels Group of Institutions, which runs Medical institutions in Chennai and in Vikarabad (Telangana) and Dental Institutions in Chennai and Nizamabad (Telangana). This apart the Vaels International School, Vels Vidyashram and Vaels Ravindra Bharathi Global School are the Schools that are under the umbrella of the Vels Group.