Prof. Dr. G L Khanna, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Manav Rachna International University, India and Vice President and Member Board of Directors of BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Science was conferred with the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Award for 2016. This National Awards was instituted in the memory of Dr B R Ambedkar Law Minister and Founder of Constitution of India in the Year – 2013 to reward outstanding performers in various fields. These prestigious awards, identifies and honor professionals that are recognized for their vision, perfection and contribution to the nation while inspiring others to follow.

Prof. Dr. G L Khanna has been recognized as a prominent scientist in the field of sport science, by serving on many recognized platforms. These include being a member of the Commonwealth Steering committee representing the Government of India, Sports Authority of India, and he is currently the President of Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS). He has also provided sport scientific services to various national sport teams in India and is a member of the Governing Body Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Skills Council (SPEFL-SC), an initiative that aims to promote skills development with the Government of India. He has published and contributed to several books and published several articles in International Academic Journals.

The Award was conferred to Prof Dr. G.L Khanna in the category of Sport Science on the 28th November 2016 during a Ceremony at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. The ceremony was chaired by Hon’ble Railways Minister Govt of India Mr. Suresh Prabhu.