Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President – MREI elected Honorary President of BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Sciences

Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President – Manav Rachna Educational Institutionshas been unanimously elected as President of BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Sciences. The recognition was conferred to him for his contribution towards promoting health, exercise and fitness at the Global Level. The BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Science (BRICSCESS) has been founded to promote communication, interaction, and cooperation among BRICS exercise and sports science professionals and students in educational, scientific and research institutions, and to encourage the exploration of issues specific to the BRICS regions.

BRICSCESS will explore new paradigms and new perspectives in furtherance of its aims of contributing to the development of exercise and sports science, and to the general improvement of health, fitness & wellness, and the quality of life of those living in BRICS. Throughout a series of recent exercise and sports science meetings held in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South African (BRICS) regions, participants from BRICS have recognized the need for an independent academic and professional organization for sports science in BRICS. Thus, The BRICSCESS shall endeavor to carry out these purposes by: 1) Promoting research in the areas of exercise and sports science; facilitating international exchanges between researchers and students in BRICS; and assisting young scholars/graduate students in conducting applied research in exercise and sports science; 2) Organizing conferences on exercise and sports science; 3) Publishing resources and literature related to exercise and sports science; 4) Establishing links with other institutions and organizations involved in exercise and sports science activities.

The Founding Members Dr Ming Kai from China, Prof Ricardo Uvinha from Brazil, Dr. Elena from Russia Prof. Hans De Reidder from Brazil and Prof G L Khanna from India congratulated him and expressed that under his guidance, the Council would grow and fulfill the mission of promoting sports, health and wellness of community in these regions through exercise and sports science.