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.