A different way…

Last week,a mammoth conference of psychiatrists was organized at Bangalore.

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The Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society,
We had more than four thousand psychiatrists attending

It was declared as a green conference and in place of the usual mementos for speakers, six hundred saplings were planted, at Turahalli Reserve Forest.

The forest department organized a memorable function on the day before the event. The Indian Psychiatric Society is the first professional organization to take this initiative and I hope more will follow! Additonally, all the conference halls were named after birds!

Kudos to Dr R Raguram, who is theProfessor & Head of Department of Psychiatry, at Kidwai Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), and his fellow-physicians. We hope other organizations will follow this trend!

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About Deepa Mohan 768 Articles
Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.


  1. The conference was held between 10th and 13th January and we had three hundred delegates from abroad! In order to increase the awareness about environment, we named the halls after birds too!

  2. Dr. Raguram, could you give the exact dates of the conference, and did shrinks from abroad attend as well? Thanks!

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