NAPES - INDIA
  National Association of Physical Education and Sports
The 1st TAFISA Regional TSG Centre opens in Amravati, India

The National Association of Physical Education was established in April 1990. It has a registered body constitution with a membership of more than 1000 persons both men and women representing almost all states in the country. Each state has a representative on executive committee which was duly elected by the general body in February 1992. The Association has also appointed liaison officers one for each state to maintain contact with the workers in the field of Physical education through these liaison officers. It may be noted here that Padmashri Late Dr.P.M. Joseph was then the Honourary consultant of the National Association.

Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, Amravati is pioneer institute in the field of Physical Education and Sports. The First National level Association of Physical Education was established in the year 1946. The Mandal had the opportunity to convene its First all India Conference in its foundation year i.e. 1946 under the Presidentship of Late Shri Sharat Chandra Bose.

The Second National Conference was held at Pune in 1950 at which General Kariappa presided over the function. The Third National conference was held at Calcutta in 1953 and was presided over by Late Justice Puranik of Nagpur.

This All India Association carried out its work over ten years but subsequently could not function for various reasons, particularly due to lack of finance.

The proposal to have a National level organization for Physical Education and sports was mooted in the National Workshop on Physical Education and Sports convened by the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences of Annamalai University in January 1990. About 60 experts from the field had gathered from different parts of the country. There was a general consensus of opinion that a well representative National Voluntary Organisation in the field should be established with the object of broad basing physical education and sports in the country and playing an effective role in implementing various projects and schemes which would render effective service to the youth and the people of the country.

The workshop at Annamalia University appointed a small committee to draft a constitution and other details of the National Organization. This committee gathered at Shree H.V.P.Mandal, Amravati in February, 1990 and prepared a draft constitution which was finalized in the meeting of representatives of different states held in April 1990 at Amravati. This resulted in the reformation of then All India Association of Physical Education, into Nationlal Association of Physical Education and Sports.