|Year : 2011 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 189
Miles to go.........
Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology; Department of Periodontics, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
|Date of Web Publication||4-Oct-2011|
Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology; Department of Periodontics, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Manohar B. Miles to go......... J Indian Soc Periodontol 2011;15:189
"I am only one, but still, I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still,
I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale.
As you must have already read in the President's message, a year has passed, and passed too soon for us to realize. It feels like just yesterday we had taken charge of the office at Bengaluru; and, time has come again for a change of guard. In this one year, we may not have achieved much; however, what I can positively say is that we have moved ahead. We have moved ahead proudly, and have tried our level best to restore the system of our society. We have tried to satisfy the queries and solve the problems of our esteemed members, right from changing their postal address to inclusion of the names missing in the member's directory, in spite of the persons having the membership proof.
The year 2011 is coming to an end, and it is time for me to place on record my sincere thanks and gratitude to one and all, especially the office bearers, who stood by me and encouraged me to take up the task of restoring the office. It was a Herculean task to procure the papers pertaining to the 'very existence' of the sole speciality body in the country; and also finding the other related documents. I also take this opportunity to thank our President Dr. Lalit Mathur, who stood with the "naive me" all the time, as a firm support pillar and guide.
Conducting examinations for the subject of Periodontology in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) curriculum, either in part I of final BDS, or with all the other subjects at the end of the final year, has been left at the discretion of the universities. However, from our side, we have forwarded a letter to the Dental Council of India, suggesting that a uniform pattern of examination be held, with the Periodontology subject papers conducted in the final exam of the BDS course.
I am very happy and proud to inform that the postgraduate students are showing a keen interest and are enrolling as associate members of our esteemed society in large numbers. I request all the members to motivate their non member periodontist friends to enrol with us, and strengthen our body further.
Last, but definitely not the least, I would request your esteemed presence at the 36 th national conference at Ahmedabad, to be held in the month of October 2011. Kindly avail yourselves of the opportunity to enlighten your minds with guest lecturers from renowned speakers. We would be looking forward to enjoying your company at the conference.
"The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone, but, to march in such a way that, others will wish to join us."
- Hubert Humphery
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