India witnessed the first edition of International Exemplary Research and Performance Awards popularly called iERP Awards on February 26th, 2018. The ceremony received overwhelming participation from medical professionals all across the country. More than 150 medical professionals and researchers from more than 20 states were awarded in 100+ categories for their outstanding and exemplary work in the field of medicine and healthcare.
The awards were dedicated to ancient Indian stalwarts of medical science, namely, Sushruta (the Father of Surgery) and Charaka (Indian Father of Medicine). The medicos were honoured broadly in 5 categories, i.e., Allopathy, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Medical Research. The awards are a feather in the cap of renowned medical professionals including Deans and HoDs of Medical and Dental College from all the domains of medical science for their excellence in the field of healthcare delivery, research, new innovations and rural health and social service for the betterment of society and health education.
The jubilant ceremony was held at the prestigious Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium of PhD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi. Event ceremony was honoured with the presence of Imran Hussain ji (Delhi cabinet Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Environment and Forest and Election) as Chief Guest for the event. Doctors and Researchers were awarded by Dr Rajesh Malhotra (Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Chief, J P N Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, Delhi, B C Roy National Awardee-Eminent Medical Teacher 2014) and Dr V P Gupta (Principal, Professor of Ophthalmology, UCMS, Delhi).
In the words of the chief guest, "Doctors play vital role in the upliftment of society by dedicating their lives in the service of mankind." He quoted, "Half the disease is cured if a doctor talks sweetly and listens calmly to the patient."
Medha Gupta, Event Director, highlighted that it was a difficult process for the independent jury to shortlist awardees from the elaborate list of potential and deserving nominations.
The event was conceived by International society for holistic dentistry and International society for contemporary medical research (Registered with Govt. of Uttrakhand, India) and powered by Origami (technology partner). These Societies publish their fully indexed, monthly, peer-reviewed journals - International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research and International Journal of Contemporary Medicine, Surgery and Radiology which adheres to all publication guidelines of MCI and provide a forum for the presentation and criticism of original, innovative and thought provocative ideas in medical and allied specialties. Articles published in the journals go through the rigorous double-blind peer review and get high citation.
"We are thrilled with the response that we received for the first edition of the awards. We strongly feel that awards can definitely boost the outstanding contribution of the healthcare professionals for the betterment of society and health education. Awards will inspire the professionals to reach new limits and outcast their performance. Awards also bring visibility and differentiate the quality of achievements from others and brings in pursuit of happiness for the winners. Getting nominated beings you to the forefront on your industry and gives confidents to strive higher. iERP in near future will be a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge in different genre," said Devanand Gupta, and Medha Gupta.
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