The year 2016-17 really turned out to be successful year for so many events. Many programmes were presented first time in our branch with three mega conferences. This success wouldn’t have been possible without your support, encouragement and overwhelming response for all the programmes. I really enjoyed the whole year working with all of you and tried my level best to escalate the image of IMA. My aim in this year was to get IMA connected with the society maximum and to know our branch work to them. The success is always because of excellent team work.
Our year started with WHO day, World hypertension day, and anti-tobacco day programmes with different perspectives. In the month of June we organised a prestigious conference, ICON -2016, Conference of national headquarters which was the la grand success . Overall 750 delegates attended the conference and 64 doctors got FCGP fellowship. Doctors day was really unique and mesmerised speeches by the stalwarts, Dr. Jagannath, Dr. Maydev, Dr. Saraf, and Dr. Prakash and Dr. Mrs. Mandakini Amte. Dr. Prakash Amte’s presence and speech took the programme on different heights. Sports medicine CME and classical music programme (Dr. Gauri Pathare) were really unique and presented first time in our branch.
We did lot of charitable activities and given help to so many associations which are doing excellent job for the society. We donated 5 lacs each to Latur Jalayukt project, NAAM Foundation and adivasi prakalp at hemal kassa ( Dr. Prakash Amte ). At Borgaon, this year we had mega health camp in July 2016. We donated books, note books, school bags, sandals, raincoats to 1100 adivasi children from 36 schools. We are making toilets for these school children, the work will get over in coming March / April. Awareness camp for dengue, malaria were taken at different places. On teachers day we gave medical scholarships to 20 deserving IIIrd MBBS students and 60 deserving students were given text books for Ist , IInd and III MBBS. Over all project cost was 12.5 lacs approx. All the deans of medical colleges, students were very happy with the gesture of our branch.
In November, first time walkathon on the occasion of world diabetes day was organised by Dr. Akil Contractor with a overwhelming response from our members. Our IMACON 2016 was really grand success with all stalwarts speakers, Dr. Thatte – Surabhai Sheth Oration, different debates and panel discussions. There was a gala banquet with a great comedian Mr. Ehasan Qureshi. The attendance of the IMACON was 620 delegates. The diabetes certificate course was unique of its own kind and presented first time in our branch with no sponsorship. This was excellently designed and organised by Dr. Akil Contractor. Diwali Swarprabhat and incredible India were very successful Cultural events organised by Dr. Rohini Badwe. She has done lot of hard work for executing these programmes. All women’s wing programme were nicely designed and well organised with sincere efforts by Dr. Bhavna Patel . This year our branch received 5 prestigious national awards in National Conference – NATCON at Amritsar. In this year we won MMC elections with thumping majority. Major work of our branch has come in good newspapers, also on radio and television.
My special thanx to all my office bearer team for their excellent support, contribution. Dr Mehul Bhatt, dynamic Secretory did fabulous, outstanding & innovative work throughout the year. Dr Ajay Hariani and Dr Parthiv Sanghvi were supportive throughout. Dr Rashmikant Sanghvi did excellent job as treasurer and in CGP activities. Dr Saurabh Sanjanwala always been enthusiastic and did his best in all the activities of the branch. Dr Shobha Ahuja and Dr Subash Gajria performed their super best in CGP thoroughout the year. Dr Akil Contractor gave his outstanding contribution in all the events. Dr Bhavna Patel did superb and sincere work in Women’s Wing. Dr Rohini Badwe has done creative and sincere hard for all the Cultural programmes. All the managing committee members were really surprise and gave excellent contribution. Dr Jayesh Lele gave very good support & guidance throughout. Managing trustee Dr Suhas Pingle, Dr. Akil, Dr Suchak, Dr Arshad and Dr Jimulia were always been supportive for all of us. Special thanx to all our members for their outstanding and overwhelming support all the time. Our staff Mrs. Seema, Mrs. Sunita, Mrs. Aparna, Sandeep, Tushal, Heerji and Alam performed their work sincerely and always been supportive. Amantran caterer gave the most delicious food in all the events. I must say, without support and contribution of all these people this success wouldn’t have been possible. Finally this is an excellent team work.
Elections are there in the March and my best wishes for the new team and new year.
My special thanx and gratitude to all of you for your affectionate support and overwhelming response through out the year.
Long Live IMA
Dr Sanjay Dudhat