21 Feb,2016

21st February 2016 Varanasi - IDPD Uttar Pradesh State Conference

The Uttar Pradesh state chapter of Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) organized state level conference at Varanasi on the them Health Through Peace. About 250 doctors and social activists participated in the event. Chief gust at the conference Dr Amitab Shanker Rai Chaudhary said that unfortunately the gains of the scientific development have not percolated down to the common man as it shuld have been we are still far from achieving the required infant mortality rate. War and violence add to the health problems. IT is therefore essential that the medical professionals come forward to raise voice for peace, non violence and abolition of nuclear weapons. Dr Shiv Prasad Gupt and Dr Arvind Singh said that the peace is essential for better health. President of Indian Medical Association Dr O P Tiwari said that peace and security are the basic need of any society. We have to word of diversion of funds from the arms race to health and development. Dr Manish Singh Joint Director Health said that doctors have to be humanist and sensitive to social problems. Dr A Mogis Ansari chaired the conference. Chief organisor of the event Dr Prem Shankar Pandey gave a detailed account of the aims and objects of the IDPD. A video speech of Dr Arun Mitra was screened on the occasion. An executive committee to carry forward the movement was formed with Patron – Dr Arun Mitra, Dr Joya Satin Dixit, Dr S C Bharadwaj, Dr R N Srivastav, President - Dr Sudhir Dhakre, Vice President – Dr Akhilesh Agarwal, Secretary - Prem Shankar Pandey, Joint secretary – Dr G P Rai, Treasurer – Dr G P Singh.