Secretary General Speaks

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Devaraj


Dear Seniors, Colleagues and Friends,

With the completion of the first of my two-year tenure, I am humbled by the tremendous pan-India response and encouragement that I received from our members. This historic Golden Jubilee year demanded benchmarking academic and social activities. True to the spirit of brotherhood and zealousness that every association expects from its members, the IADVLites surged forward whole heartedly in the year-round multifarious pursuits of the association. The various State CUTICONs displayed exemplary performance of national repute. MIDERMACON 2022, at “Nawabi” Lucknow and DERMACON INTERNATIONAL 2023 at “Aamchi” Mumbai were both exuberant events with world class venue, scientific feast and cultural opulence that crowned the Golden Jubilee Year 2022.

Significant tasks of national concern were tackled like the issue of Clofazimine non-availability, providing immediate medicines for flood victims in Assam, submitting IADVL stand on Hair Transplant to Delhi Medical Council, compiling and sending IADVL remarks on the recent NMC draft guidelines on Medical Practitioners. We took tangible action against quacks by legally approaching the respective State Medical Councils. We effectively reached out to the public and created awareness on various issues. I did personally correspond with many State Medical Councils regarding educational activities and also with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India with fruitful results. IADVL was a partner with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India in conducting a series of nation-wide joint webinars on Monkey Pox / Mpox. It is gratifying that IADVL presence is being noticed and IADVL voice being taken up in the corridors of power.

I am personally happy about the collaboration of IADVL with Amar Chitra Katha, which I initiated and oversaw the release of the four books. Please download these children educational Amar Chitra Katha books by scanning the QR code on the picture attached and do share with family, friends and patients.

Always a believer that “Great works need great minds and great hands”, I am grateful for having the backup of an extremely robust EC 2022 with a very dynamic President Dr. Rashmi Sarkar at the helm along with an immensely efficient State and National functionaries of the association.

I look forward to a yet another thrilling and action-packed year ahead with the blessings and support of one and all under the Presidentship of Dr. Vijay Zawar along with the Executive Committee of 2023. I have a friendly and competent EC 2023 to work with and my team mate Dr Savitha A S, Honorary Treasurer will continue to work along me in the service of IADVL and fellow IADVLites.

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your unswerving faith and trust in us.

I developed enduring friendships with all those I met and interacted with this year and I will definitely make my friend circle much wider in the coming year.

Jai Hind!
Long Live IADVL!

Best regards,

Dr Dinesh Kumar Devaraj

Secretary General, IADVL

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