The founder of India Network Foundation – Dr. K.V. Rao was honored to be a chef guest at the 38 Annual Conference of India Association for the Study of Population on “Population, Health and Development” in India on December 20-22, 2017.
About India Association for the Study of Population (IASP)
While concern about the size of India’s population has been shown by the intelligentia right from the beginning of the present century, active interest in the study of population became pronounced only with the launching of planning for economic and social development after independence. The First Five Year Plan, 1951-56 duly recognized population as an important parameter requiring careful consideration in the planning of development effort and emphasized the need for undertaking population research oriented to developmental policies and programs. This was followed up during the Second Five Year Plan by the establishment of several demographic research centers under the then Ministry of Health and Family Planning (now the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) and a Demographic Training & Research Center (now known as International Institute for Population Sciences) at Bombay under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations, Government of India, and Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. Since then population matters have received increasing attention of scholars from both social and bio-medical sciences and the number of those specializing in population research and studies has steadily increased.
By 1963, when the first Asian Population Conference met in New Delhi, the number of scholars with active interest in population had become quite sizable. The large group of Indian participants who had gathered in New Delhi for this Conference had in their informal discussions expressed the need for a professional organization of Indian demographers like those operating in several social science disciplines like economics, sociology, geography, statistics, history, etc. This need was more forcefully reiterated in 1969 at the informal meeting of the Indian demographers which was held in London at the time of the General Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
It was in response to such repeated expressions of the need for a professional organization of those engaged in population research that the group of demographers located in Delhi/New Delhi took. a lead in the matter in 1970 with the encouragement and active support of Professor Asok Mitra and late Shri A. Chandra Sekhar, successive Registrar Generals and Census Commissioners of India. A small preparatory committee, formed for the purpose, discussed the steps necessary to establish the organization and delegated the responsibility of drafting the Memorandum of Association together with its Rule and Regulations and that of making necessary arrangements for its registration under the Societies Act to a subcommittee comprising Shri S. P. Jain and Shri R. P. Goyal. Finally the Association was registered in February, 1971 under the name of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP).
Please go to this website to learn more about IASP.
India Network Foundation sponsors visitor health insurance programs. The travel medical insurance plans, specially developed by Dr. K.V. Rao for visitors, students, and temporary workers (available formally since 1994) in the United States, Canada and Mexico and their families has been acclaimed as “best-in-class” and set the standards for coverage. All Visa holders and their families are eligible to take advantage of the plans.
India Network Foundation, established as a US non-profit organization, has been helping the Asian Indian community in North America with programs and grants to academics from India for more than two decades. India Network Foundation sponsors visitor health insurance to tourists, students, temporary workers (H1 visa holders) and their families. All insurance products are administered by India Network Services.
For more information visit http://www.indianetwork.org
For more information please visit http://www.kvrao.org
About India Network Health Insurance
India Network Services is a US-based company that administers visitor health insurance to tourists, students, temporary workers and their families. Visitor medical plans are offered for all age groups with both fixed coverage, comprehensive coverage and with pre-existing condition coverage.