Ravi Jahagirdar is New President Of Indian-American Doctors' Association

Monday, 30 June 2014, 11:36 Hrs
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SAN ANTONIO: The mantle of leadership of one of the largest ethnic organizations in the U.S. - representing about 100,000 Indian doctors settled - passed on to Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, the new president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, at their annual convention that was attended by India's new health minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

Jahagirdar was administered the oath of office by outgoing president Dr.Jayesh Shah during the presidential gala at the just concluded 32nd annual convention of AAPI attended by nearly 2,000 delegates from across the U.S.

Harsh Vardhan flew in from New Delhi to be part of the five day AAPI convention at the Grand Hyatt Henry Gonzalez Convention Centre in San Antonio, Texas, one of the fastest growing and the 7th largest city in the U.S.

In his first presidential address, Jahagirdar, laying stress on maintaining core continuity, said he cares AAPI office bearers as "caretakers of established plans and projects, advancing progressively towards these goals with the vertically expanded use of diverse professionals"

Jahagirdar said his vision for AAPI representing over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin in the US focuses on five vital areas: Education, Community/Charitable service, Member Support Programmes, Mentorship and the Mantle, and Legislative Action.

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Source: IANS
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