AFTER 34 years of service, Vidhya Lakhan will leave the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC).
Lakhan's term as president expires at the end of this month and his successor will be appointed during FASANOC's annual general meeting on March 27.
He said he had seen a huge transformation of FASANOC during his 34 years of service and was satisfied with how things were at the moment.
"I have been involved with FASANOC since 1974 and for me this is an end of an era," Lakhan said.
"I would like to think that under my time, we have been able to achieve a lot and FASANOC is in a better place in terms of facilities."
Lakhan served on the executive board as treasurer from 1980 to 1996, as secretary general from 1996 to 2005 and as president from 2005 to 2013.
"A dream of mine which I was not able to achieve was to have a bigger Olympic House where we can accommodate all national federations under the same roof so we can assist them better.
"Another was to have a FASANOC library and museum, and all of these are still in the plans and I hope the new board looks into this," Lakhan said.
Those who are retiring are Chris Yee as vice president finance, Glynis Miller and Reg Sanday.
Lakhan said Sanday was one of the two nominees for the post of president.
"The other is former president Dr Robin Mitchell.
"Mitchell is an experienced candidate while Sanday is a young and upcoming candidate."
For the post of the two vice-presidents, five nominees have been named.
"These are Isimeli Cerelala, Varanise Logavatu, Tomasi Tiko, Pio Bosco Tikoisuva and Paul Yee," he said.
Meanwhile, Lakhan will continue his work as president of the Pacific Games Council till 2016.