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ACHIEVEMENTS & ACTIVITIES IN PSYCHIATRY

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  •  Indian Psychiatric Society – A.P. Chapter
  •          *Executive Committee Member (1982-85)  
  •        * Vice President (1985-86) 
  •         * President (1986-87)
  • Indian Psychiatric Society – South Zone *
  •          *Executive Committee Member  (1986-88) 
  •         * Vice President (1994-95)  
  •        *  President (1995-96)
  • Hon. Editor, The Andhra Pradesh Journal of Psychological  Medicine (1988-97)
  • Editorial Board Member, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine (1988-95)
  • Hon. Editor, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine (1998-2000)
  • Journal Committee member, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine (2003- 2005)
  • Editorial Board Member, Behavioural Medicine Journal (1991-96)
  • National Action Committee Member in Indian Association for Private Psychiatry (2002)
  • Convenor,Private Psychiatry section, Indian Psychiatric Society (2001 – 2003)
  • Chairman, Task Force Group on Private Psychiatry, Indian Psychiatric Society  (2000)
  • Chairman,, Constitution Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society (2009 – 2010)
  • Co-chairman, Ethics Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society (2010– 2011)
  • Chairman, Task Force on Marriage Law and Psychiatry, 
  • Indian Psychiatric Society (2013).
  • Former Professor of Psychiatry, G.S.L. Medical College
  • Awarded Smt. Venkata Ramamma Chinna Reddy Award, twice for the Best Scientific papers presented during the Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society- Andhra Pradesh Chapter (1986 and 1987)
  • Awarded Dr. D.S. Raju Memorial Oration Award (“Mad or Bad dilemma –Some reflections on Insanity Defense”) By  Indian Psychiatric Society - A.P. Chapter (2006) 
  • Awarded Vishakha Oration Award(“Cyberpsychiatry - Emerging trends in India”) By  Indian Psychiatric Society - South zone (2009)
  • Awarded Dr. DLN Murthy Oration Award, the highest and the most prestigious Award given by Indian Psychiatric Society (2017). The first psychiatrist from Telugu speaking States to receive the award in the 70 years history of Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Awarded Dr. Amit Bohra Oration Award, the highest and the most prestigious Award given by Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (2017).
  • Awarded Prof. J.K. Trivedi Life Time Achievement Award, the most prestigious Award given by Indian Psychiatric Society for a senior psychiatrist (2018). This was received from Hon. Governor of the state of Uttara Pradesh, Shri Ram Nayak at Lucknow.The first psychiatrist from Telugu speaking States to receive this award. The Gold medal and cash is of worth Rs. 80,000.
  • Participation or Faculty in many International and National Conferences or chaired the sessions.
  • Speaker at Internatnational level e.g. [“International Conference on Enveironment, Gene, Health and Disease (2017) on Psychiatric Perspectives of Children in Conflict with Law"]
  • Faculty for CME programs at national level e.g. [“Drug abuse “ (2007),  “Homosexuality" (2008), "civil litigations &psychiatry" (2008), Workshop on "Psychiatric malpractice" (2009, Agra)]
  • Faculty at Zonal level [“Psychiatrist in school”, "AIDS psychiatry”, “Psychiatrist in Private Practice”, "Comorbid Depression"]
  • Faculty at State level [“Mental mechanisms”, “Male Sexual dysfunctions”, “Anxiety &Depression in somatic disorder]
  • Organised the 4th annual conference of Indian Psychiatric Society- Andhra Pradesh Chapter in August, 1984 at Rajahmundry.
  • Organized the 20th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society- South Zone in October, 1987 at Rajahmundry
  • Organized a Seminar, `Chronic Mentally Ill in the Community’ in February, 1991 on behalf of World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Rajahmundry
  • Organized P.G. Training Program on behalf of Indian Psychiatric Society- South Zone in 1997 at Rajahmundry
  • Organized Mid-Term CME Program of Indian Psychiatric Society- South Zone 
  • in April 2012 
  • at Rajahmundry
  • Organizing Chairman for 40th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society- Andhra Pradesh Branch in 2018 at Kakinada
  • Donor of “Manasa Hospital Rajahmundry Oration Award” on behalf of Indian Psychiatric Society- Andhra Pradesh Chapter.
  • Felicitated by Indian Psychatric Society at Agra (2009)
  • Felicitated by Indian Association for Private Psychiatry at Hyderabad (2009)
  • Felicitated by Vijayawada Psychiatric Society (2009)
  • Felicitated by Godavari Psychiatric Society (2009)
  • Felicitated by Visakha Psychiatric Society (2009)
  • Felicitated by Andhra Pradesh branch of Indian Psychiatric Society (2014)
  • Felicitated by Telangana branch of Indian Psychiatric Society (2018)
  • Conducted Research on subjects like Psychosocial  aspects of Myocardial Infarction Schizoaffective Psychosis, life events, Tripolar Disorder,  Cultural beliefs, Panic disorder, Akathisia. Behavioural disorders among School Children
  • Papers published in Indian Journals and a case report of Haloperidol Induced deafness published in an Australian journal “Pharma Bulletin”.
  • Started 16 bedded private Psychiatric nursing home – “MANASA” in August, 1980 which was first of its kind for the neighboring 4 districts.The Hospital has  now 50 beds.This has been the "largest Private Psychiatric Hospital run by a single psychiatrist" in the State of Andhra Pradesh (Now daughter, Dr. Manasa has joined the practice). Hospital has all  Modern psychiatric facilities and has been equipped with Computerised Record maintenance system since 1987. Till date, 1,35,000 out patients (new cases) visited the hospital. Manasa Hospital has a library with 12,000 titles on various subjects and a digital library with more than 12,000 e-books. Manasa Hospital is the training centre for 4 nursing schools and Psychology and Social Work P.G. Students of Adikavi Nannaya University

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ACHIEVEMENTS & ACTIVITIES IN MEDICAL PROFESSION

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  • Chairman, I.M.A. Building Construction Committee, Rajahmundry
  • Executive Committee Member, Indian Medical Association, Rajahmundry  (1982-83)
  • President, Indian Medical Association, Rajahmundry  (1987-88)
  • President, World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation- A.P. State Branch (1991 - 92)
  • Awarded `Outstanding Young Person’ (in the field of Medicine) for the State of Andhra Pradesh by Jaycees for the year 1987.
  • Faculty for CME programs of State IMA, e.g. (“Male Sexual dysfunctions”, “Stress management”)
  • Awarded Sri A.V. Chalapathi Rao memorial Oration Award by Guntur I.M.A.
  • Awarded Dr. Vullakki Memorial Gold medal Oration Award by Tenali IMA (2009)
  • Awarded Dr. Enugu Sundara Rami Reddy oration Award by Nellore IMA (2010)
  • Awarded Dr. V. Sundara Ramaiah Memorial Gold medal Oration Award by Tenali IMA (2014)
  • Awarded IMA (National) Diamond Jubilee IDPL Oration Award (2013)
  • Awarded Dr. N. Appa Rao Oration Award by A.P. State IMA at Vijayawada (2014)
  • Awarded IMA (National) Dr. Menda Memorial Oration Award (2017)
  • Awarded GAPIO Life Time Achievement Award by Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (2017)
  • Awarded Dr. B.C. Roy National Award for the year 2014 by Hon. President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherji on 28th March 2017
  • Felicitation by World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation  at Bangalore (2002)
  • Feliciations by GSL Medical college, A.P. State IMA, Kakinada IMA,  Eluru IMA, Rajahmundry IMA (2008-09)
  • Addressed more than 200 IMA meetings or meetings of other specialities
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ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

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  • Managing Committee Member, S.G.S.K.M. Law College, Rajahmundry (1985-87)
  • Chairman, Smt. & Sri G.K.R.V. College of Education / Sharada College of Education               (2007-  )
  • Chairman, 
  • S.G.S.K.M. Law College, Rajahmundry 
  •  (2007-  )
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  • Chairman, Rajamahendri Women’s Junior, Degree & P.G. College, Rajahmundry (1992-   )
  • Vice President, Andhra Kesari Degree College (1997-2000)
  • Chairman, Andhra Kesari Degree College (2000- 2003 )
  • Vice President, Andhra Kesari Centenary Junior  College (2007-2010)
  • Chairman, Andhra Kesari Centenary Junior  College (2010-2012)
  • Planning & Development Committee Member, Govt. College (Autonomous) , Rajahmundry   (2003-2004) (2011-2012) (2015- )
  • Finance Committee Member, 
  • Govt. College (Autonomous) , Rajahmundry (2013 - 2014)
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SOCIAL & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

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  • President, Andhra Kesari Yuvajana Samithi (2003-2004)
  • Hony. President, , Kala Sravanthi.
  • Hony. President, , Alluri Sitharama Raju Yuvajana Samithi.
  • Past Hon. President, `Youth-A’ Society
  • Hon. President, Arunodaya.
  •  Rajahmundry Nagara Sangh Chalak, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh
  •  Vice President, Bharathiya Ithihasa Sankalana Smaithi,Rajahmundry Branch
  • Vice President, Kala Darbar.
  •  President, Rajaji Kala Peetham.
  •  President, Goutami Cultural Association.
  •  Non-Official Visitor, Central Prison, Rajahmundry (2003-2005).
  •  Executive Member, Rajahmundry Prathibha Prathistan awards Committee.
  •  Election Watch Committee Member, Loksatta 1999, 2004.
  •  President, Citizen Forum.
  •  State President, Young Stars Association.
  •  Executive Committee Member, Rajahmundry Cultural Academy (1993-97).
  •  Executive member, Sri Pothula Veerabhadra Rao Trust.
  •  Past Managing Committee member, Free Maternity Home.
  •  President, Sri Madhunapanthula memorial Trust.
  •  Past Hony. President, Ganesh Nimajjana Utsava Samithi, Rajahmundry.
  •  Past President, Reddys Cultural Association.
  •  President, East Godavari branch of Society for Development of Telugu.
  •  President, Friends Service Society, Rajahmundry.
  •  Nominated Member, District Legal Services Authority, East Godavari District.
  •  Hony. President, Andhra University Alumni Association - Godavari Chapter.

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