Joined IAP in 1984 as an Annual Member. Became a Life Member of Central IAP in 1987.
1989 : Installed as a FOUNDER SECRETARY of IAP – RAJKOT BRANCH and served in that capacity for two calendar years : 1989 and 1990.
1993 , 1994 and 1995 : Appointed as the PRESIDENT of IAP RAJKOT BRANCH for a tenure of three years. Organised a number of CMEs in these 3 years on various topics like HEMATOLOGY , ASTHMA and other Pediatric areas.
1994 : Designed, Edited and Published a READY-RECKONER Handbook ( 220 pages ) on common child health issues , faced by the practising Pediatrician. 3000 copies of this BOOK were released to Doctors in Gujarat and in other adjoining States. It was very widely appreciated for the diverse content of huge reference value for busy practitioners . The unique publication was titled as : ADVANTAGE. SICK CHILD. This publication was released in December 1994 by a famous Sportsperson : Mr. GEET SETHI – who was then the WORLD CHAMPION in Billiards and SNOOKER ( an indoor sport )
DECEMBER 1995 : I was the CONVENOR and Chief Organiser of the 21st IAP GUJARAT STATE CONFERENCE , held in Rajkot City for the first time. Organised on December 24 + 25, 1995 – it was branded as the CHRSTMAS CONFERENCE , a thematic title given for the first time, to any Annual State Conference – in our state. All the fanfare of Christmas was incorporated in the event, like Christmas Carols and the Christmas Cake cutting and a SANTA CLAUS to cheer the kid delegates from across the State.
Installed as the GUJARAT STATE – IAP PRESIDENT for the Calendar Year 1996. Lots of Academic events were held during the year 1996.
In the last decade of the same century , functioned as a TREASURER and then VICE PRESIDENT of IMA RAJKOT. I have headed many other Social Organisations like JAIN SOCIAL GROUP of Rajkot MIDTOWN, as its President in the year 1990.
I have been invited as a Speaker in various State Academic Events and National Conferences – over the last 25 years.
In 2001, I seriously engaged myself with activities of Central IAP , when I was elected as the EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER of Central IAP in the Calendar Year 2001. My first Executive Board Meeting was held in the NATIONAL IAP CONFERENCE at Patna City in BIHAR in January 2001.
In 2001, I became the FOUNDER CONVENOR of the FIRST FINANCE COMMITTEE of Central IAP for the two years 2001 & 2002. Some innovative Reforms were conceptualised in this position, pertaining to the PROFIT SHARING RULES of all National Pedicons of IAP. This initiative has brought CRORES OF FUNDS to the Treasury of Central IAP, till date. I am often referred to as the FINANCIAL WIZARD of Central IAP. I remained as the SENIOR member of the Finance Committee for a span of 15 years from 2001 to 2015.
I was bestowed with the rare honour and awarded as “ FELLOW IAP “ for outstanding services rendered to the mother ORGANISATION - INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
In consideration of my invaluable and outstanding services rendered to the mother ORGANISATION – INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, I was bestowed with the rare honour and awarded as “ FELLOW IAP “ in the year 2006. This award is given away to the most active and deserving individuals in the Organisation and is judged by a TEAM OF FIVE OFFICE -BEARERS of IAP
I conceptualised and executed TWO VERSIONS of a NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION ( branded as MINDAPPLE ) This Essay Competition was open for participation for all the Members of Central IAP ( across all states ) as well as the POSTGRADUATE students , studying in various MEDICAL COLLEGES of India. This literary contest was organised in the years 2006 and once again in 2008. It was a thumping success.
MINDAPPLE CONTEST was a LITERARY CONTEST, where the literary minds across the country would write their ESSAYS on FOUR different topics or even less, as per their preference . Their essay manuscripts would not display their NAMES and CITY , to avoid any biased evaluation. These Essays would be ranked by JURY MEMBERS from across India, who were acclaimed Experts in the topic of the Essay. Close to 300 AUTHORS sent their entries and the first FIVE BEST ENTRIES were awarded CASH PRIZES as Cheques.
I was once again elected as an EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER in 2012.
In CENTRAL IAP, I have been an important member of various Committees like : Constitutional Reforms Committee and FINANCE COMMITTEE.
Central IAP promoted a WELFARE WING named FAMILY BENEFIT SOCIETY of IAP. This welfare Society was launched in March 2011 and HYDERABAD is the HEADQUARTERS of FBS. Since APRIL 2014, I am functioning as the CHAIRMAN of FAMILY BENEFIT SOCIETY. This Society provides financial support ( currently 8.4 lakhs ) to the bereaved families – in case, any of its 2500 odd registered members expires, due to any Cause of Death. Only Life Members of IAP can join this Welfare Society, nicknamed as FBS
Whenever any financial frauds occurred in various IAP PROJECTS, I was always preferred as a CONVENOR of such Enquiry Committees. I was always preferred for such ENQUIRY COMMITTEES due to my Financial Prowess, Vast Experience in IAP matters, Honesty, Integrity and Trouble Shooting skills. I was the Convenor of the NRP and HBS Inquiry Committees in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
I was once again, elected as an Executive Board Member of Central IAP in the Calendar years 2019 and 2020. OVERALL, I have served as a CENTRAL IAP EB MEMBER for four terms : 2001, 2012, 2019 and 2020. This has provided and enriched me with vast experience in IAP FUNCTIONING.
Since October 2020, I have been writing REGULAR BLOGS on important academic topics of CHILD CARE. I have already scripted and released close to 150 Blogs on diverse themes. Currently , I create and release a FRESH BLOG on every Saturday Morning and the same is sent to more than 4000 Pediatricians of IAP and happily forwarded by them in their city and state groups, because of the rich know-how and the concise information delivered in each Blog.
I happen to be one of the MOST EXPERIENCED CANDIDATE for the coveted post of IAP PRESIDENT ELECT 2022, which I am contesting in the second half of 2021, as per the Election Schedule that will be notified in September / October months of 2021 ( In the event of my victory, I will be assuming the POST of the IAP NATIONAL PRESIDENT 2023 )