खेल और स्वास्थ्य पहल (Khel aur Swasthya Pehal)
Sports & Wellness Initiative

In our increasingly busy personal and professional lifestyles, recognising the correlation between a healthy body/mind and healthy nation is imperative for individual and public health and wellness. Australia as a sport loving nation encourages an outdoor lifestyle in the community to achieve a work-life balance and also connect physical and mental fitness with nature and sports. As a leader in international sport, Australian has shared its knowledge and experience in achieving excellence in sports, with Indian counterparts. It has provided training to Indian officials in sports administration, sports education, sports science and capacity building to several Indian sports departments, associations and federations. During his visit to Australia in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined Australia’s contribution and leadership in sports and recommended bolstering bilateral cooperation in sport.

An MoU in sports cooperation exists between the two sides signed in 1999 that needs to be expanded and include the wellness industry. Following Prime Minister Modi’s 27 September 2014 speech in the United Nations General Assembly, India’s stellar leadership in yoga has been recognised by the United Nations, declaring 21 June as the world yoga day.

India’s proposal had received the support and co-sponsorship of 177 nations, a record in itself. Images of mass yoga events from around the world make the headlines every year and Australia can benefit from India’s excellence in yoga.

Corruption in sports remains a potent challenge to many nations including India, which can benefit from best practices in preserving integrity in sport from Australia, where sporting codes, regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies work in tandem to preserve integrity in sport. As India’s global footprint in sport expands it needs to constitute policy mechanisms and sport practices to keep sports clean.

The Sports and Wellness initiative will not only promote research collaborations and practitioner’s exchanges in the field, but also deliver capacity building training programs to law enforcement agencies, regulators and sporting codes in both countries and host workshops and industry dialogues to enable knowledge exchange between Australia and India.

IAIE Board member Dr Sarah Kelly to lead Minerva network in Queensland

Engagement Gallery

IAIE’s Award of Excellence for combating corruption in sports to Mr Damian Voltz, Senior Intelligence Analyst, National Integrity in Sports by Dr Jacqueline Drew, Griffith University and IAIE’s Board member.

IAIE Board member Dr Sarah Kelly to lead Minerva network in Queensland

Dr Ashutosh Misra appointed AIBC National Chair for Sports

Dr Ashutosh Misra appointed AIBC National Chair for Sports

IAIE CEO appointed T20 World Cup Champion


Dr Ashutosh Misra, has been appointed along with 39 strong, inspirational leaders from across Australia who are passionate about promoting inclusion and diversity by embracing Australia’s rich, multicultural community through the power of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

IAIE’s Award of Excellence for promoting integrity in sports to Mr Matthew Hayden AM by Dr Ram Mohan, President, Federation of Indian Community of Queensland.

Congratulations Matthew Hayden. Foreign Minister Marise Payne welcomes new Australia India Council members.

PM Modi personal letter felicitates IAIE Goodwill Ambassador Matthew Hayden on Republic Day (January 26, 2022)

IAIE’s Karmveer Award to Mr Samir Vora, COO and Executive Director, Adani Mining for promoting Australia-India bilateral business and trade relations.

Dr Misra engages with Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson

International Day of Yoga, 19 June

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