Established in 2004, IFSM is a registered body of dcotors of
modern medicine. The mission of IFSM is to get the doctors out of
the confines of their hospitals and colleges to the green grasses of
play fields and associate them with sportspersons who are striving
to excel in sports. In other words, encourage the doctors to shed
their white aprons for track suites for a while and make them bask
in sportsman sprit in the endearing and exciting company of sports
persons, a welcome digression for the doctors from the pungent smell
of hospital sprit, the perfume of their daily life.
The motto of IFSM, "OF THE DOCTORS, BY THE DOCTORS, FOR THE
SPORTS" is in tune with the desire of the medical
keep up its own identity in the multi-disciplinary area of sports
medicine, where contribution of non-medical personnel including
scientist, physiotherapist & Masseurs, Physical Educationalist
and coaches are significant in enhancing sports performance. While
confining its membership to doctors and students of modern medicine,
the IFSM at the same time is extending its full-hearted support and
collaboration to each and every one who is involved in promoting
sports medicine and allied sports sciences.
The response of the medical fraternity to IFSM has been
exponentially awesome. With a year of its inception, the life
membership of IFSM has touched 300 to beginning with Dr.P.S.M.
Chandran as the first one. The inaugural meeting of IFSM was held on
1st February 2004 at J.N. Stadium, New Delhi to select an adhoc
Working committee to look in to the management of the IFSM where Dr.
Vice Paes, Dr. P.S.M. Chandran and Dr. H.L. Nag were selected its
President, Secretary General and Treasurer respectively. An eleven
member executive body taking Dr. Ashok Ahuja, Dr. Man Mohan Singh,
Dr.R.B. Das, Dr. Thomas Chandy, Col(Dr) S.A. Cruz, Dr. Ashok
Rajgopal, Dr(Ms) Laila Das, Dr. David Rajan, Dr. A.K. Joy Singh, Dr.
Anant Joshi and Dr. D. Bhattacharya has also been constituted to
assist the management.
At the initial stage Dr. P.S.M. Chandran took the responsibility
of drafting the constitution of IFSM whereas Dr. R.B. Das had
designed the logo of IFSM. Dr. H.L. Nag shouldered the
responsibility of raising the Funds for IFSM while Lt.Col. P.
Padmakaran had been kind enough to provide his private residence for
the registered office of the Federation. The dream comes true when
the IFSM was registered under Indian Trusts Act of 1882 and it's
constitution was adopted in the General Body Meeting of IFSM held on
10th November 2005 at New Delhi during the 1st Annual Conference of
IFSM. Thereafter the Indian Federation of Sports Medicine has not
look back and start functioning as a non-political, non-profit
making body of the doctors in the Country to safe guard the
scientific interest of the sports.