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8th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2017

Keynote Speaker 

Name:- Prof. Dr. G.L Khanna

Position:- Dean

Faculty/office address:- Faculty of Applied Science, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad

I worked with Sports Authority of India as Scientists from 1982-2006. Presently I am working as Professor (Exercise and Sports Physiology) & Dean Faculty of Applied Sciences, Manav Rachna International University. I Worked as Professor (M) sports Science, in University of Science Malaysia for a period of one year. I am also Visiting Faculty to Faculty of Sports Sciences Tsukuba University, Japan since 2011 onward to conduct Tsukuba Summer Institute. I am also Visiting Professor (Sports Physiology) in University of Pedidikan Sultan Idris Malaysia.

I have guided number of PhD students and presently guiding eight more students.  I have organized many National and International workshops, seminars, symposiums and conferences. Recently I was organizing chairman of the 7th Asia Pacific conference on Exercise and sports sciences conducted at Sports Authority of India Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium New Delhi and also I was Organizing Chairman of XIVth Commonwealth International Conference of Sports Sciences held at India in 2010 prior to commonwealth Games 2010.

I am associated with number of academic and sports Science committees:

1.     Presently member of Governing council of Sports Physical Education, fitness & Leisure Skill council.

2.      Was member and Technical Expert (Sports Sciences) of Steering Committee of MYA&S Govt. of India, for Commonwealth Games preparation 2010.

3.     Member of Committee on setting up National Institute of sports Sciences and Medicine MYA&S Govt of India

4.     Was Member of sports policy action plan of Govt. of India.

5.     Member of Board of Studies of various Universities like Delhi University, Jamia Milia University, MD University Rohtak.  

6.      Member of International Institute of Health promotion.

7.     Member of fitness committee of International Institute of Health Promotion USA.

8.     I am on Advisory panel of International Life Sciences Institute.

I have been associated with various International and National Organisations:

·        President of Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science.

·        Vice President of BRICS council of Sports and Exercise sciences.

·         Vice President of National Association of Physical Education and Sports Science India.

·        Member of Physiological society of India.

Received many Laurels, Oration, Awards- S.R Maitra Oration Award, B.B Sarkar Memorial Oration Award and AOK Health Best poster Award-Australia. I was given appreciation award by NAPESS for felicitation programme at the Sports Science conference at Goa.

With number of foreign assignment project, I have visited many countries like USA, Brazil, UK, Greece, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, USSR, China, and Russia and delivered invited talks and key note address.   Presented more than 100 papers in National and International Conferences and published more than 100 research papers in National and International Journals and published 6 Books on Sports Sciences and also working on the editorial board member of Many International and National Journals.

Provided scientific backup to various sportsperson and prepared many Indian Sports personals for International competitions like Asian Games/Commonwealth/Olympics since 1982.


Title of the talk


Worksite Health Promotion in India

G L Khanna

Work site health promotion programs have evolved in the Western world over the last five decades, and has come of age. In  India, health promotion field has to grow , it has not found its roots.It is an open playing field . It is not possible to apply any model of some other country because of many diversity .It can be just a waste exercise if we apply the American model of health promotion to India. In India, health is still viewed in the context of the traditional bio-medical model of curative aspect. To introduce the concept of “Health Promotion” to the medical fraternity and allied health professionals would be like taking a giant leap, bypassing the stages other countries have been through. On one hand, “lack of understanding” about health promotion is a challenge to overcome, and at the same time it could be a “great opportunity”. Countries, such as India, can learn from the mistakes made in other countries and adopt best practices. As the Indian system evolves to include WHP, it is likely to face challenges in Creating a knowledge base and policy framework for Worksite Health Promotion, Building a human resource capacity for Worksite Health Promotion and creating organizational infrastructure for delivery of services. Steps are being taken up by various sectors to introduce the worksite health promotion programs in organized and unorganized sectors.


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