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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 564  

Light at the end of the tunnel

Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Department of Periodontology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Date of Web Publication4-Oct-2013

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Balaji Manohar
Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Department of Periodontology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.119273

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Time flies.... it does!!! It seems like yesterday when you elected me as the secretary of Indian Society of Periodontology at Bengaluru and here we are.... the end of the 3-year term. I did not realize how these 3 years went by.

I have had a beautiful opportunity of working under three different gentlemen: Dr Lalit Mathur and Dr Mohd. Faizuddin who have been father figures to me and Dr Santhosh Sreedhar who has been an elder brother and a task master. All these three gentlemen have been instrumental in shaping the future of our society. Without their vision and guidance it would not have been possible to bring our society back on track and be where we are today. I am very happy and proud to have worked under their guidance for the betterment of our society and bring back the old glory.

The first year of my tenure was the year of rebuilding, where we tried and put back all the chips on the jigsaw puzzle together, the second one was that of reinforcement, regaining the confidence of our members back, and the third year has been a year of resurrection, where we have grown by leaps and bounds and our activities speak volumes about the same.

A society which had only a few pet programs till a few years ago like the annual conference, essay competition, oral hygiene day celebration, and the PG convention has evolved into a gigantic organization that has shown avenues of portraying itself among dental fraternity as well as the general public. The society has captured the minds of the public by participating in programs like the Oral Hygiene day celebration, World Oral Health day celebration, and World No tobacco day celebration which have been a tremendous success in various parts of the country.

We have gone miles ahead of other dental specialty organizations by conducting enriching programs for our life members and associate members alike. The professional enrichment programs, Training of Teachers program, and research methodology workshops have been landmark events in the history of our society. Training of Teachers program has become a milestone event and even the Dental Council is mulling over the idea of training the faculty at-least once every 3 years for effective teaching and maintaining standards. The associate members have had the opportunity to participate in the PG conventions and also the PG orientation program which has started this year.

With regular programs being conducted the visibility of our society has improved. The journal of our society has lent a lot of support in our international fame. The journal is followed across many countries with regular contributions seen in the journal from far off countries.

There have been many ups and downs in these 3 years but, I have thoroughly enjoyed working for you with the total support of all the office bearers, Executive committee members, and life members. I am sure no one else would have enjoyed so much of love and affection as I have over these 3 years. I am very grateful and thankful to one and all. The society has grown and with the growth came change. I am sure the society will grow furthermore and the members who are the real strength of this society will unite in bringing the society on the global map.

I want to specially thank all my friends and well wishers who have stood by me in these 3 years.

All that we could achieve today is because of the team work and that which we could not is because of me. I with folded hands ask for your forgiveness and pardon.

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