Guest Speaker : Dr. Suresh Govind

Professor Dr Suresh Govind is a Senior Professor and the former Head of the Department of
Parasitology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. He has served as Deputy National Youth Coordinator, National Youth
Coordinator, Vice President of Education, Deputy President and finally President for the
Sathya Sai International Organization, Malaysia. He has been instrumental in many nation
building programmes in the country and have, travelled extensively around the world upon
invitation to speak to youth, educators and members of the organization on human values and
selfless service. He has authored 7 books mainly on human values and the universal
teachings of Bhagavan Baba. He is currently the Coordinator for community engagement for
120 countries under the Public Outreach Committee for the global SSIO as well as the
Coordinator for the Friendship Group of Inter- Religious Service in Malaysia consisting of
members from all the major religious groups.
He has published more than 140 scientific papers, presented more than 270 conference
papers, and written several chapters in publications by World Health Organization. He has
supervised more than 100 elective, diploma, graduate and post-graduate students including at
doctorate level. He was the winner of the National Young Scientist Award, Malaysian Toray
Grant Award, Commonwealth Scholarship Award, Gold Innovative award at the national
level as well as the winner of GOLD medal at the international ITEX exhibition. He has also
won the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Silver Medal, the Prime
Minister’s Productivity award and the prestigious Malaysian Toray Science award as well as
winning a few times the University Malaya excellence award. He was conferred the global
Malayalee Award for research in 2015 and the National Educators Award from the
Association of Private Institutions. In 2016 won the Parija Oration Award from the Indian
Academy of Tropical Parasitology for outstanding contribution to the field of Parasitology.
He was conferred a Fellow to the Malaysian Academy of Science in 2015 and the prestigious
Sandosham Gold medal for outstanding contribution to the field of Parasitology and Tropical

He has served as an expert member for the Drinking Water guidelines committee for the
World Health Organization since 2004. He has also served as an International Consultant for
Indian Ocean Center for Education in Human Values, Mauritius. He has been appointed by
the Prime Minister of Malaysia to be a member of the National Unity Consultative Council
(NUCC) and the committee for inter-faith promotion (JKMPKA) a board member to IKLIN,
Chairman of the board of trustees for the Foundation for Unity Malaysia as well as a member
of the board of directors for National Family Planning and Development Board.

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