WHO WE ARE
A Message from the President
Dr Seshagiri Nimmagadda( Immediate Past President, BIPA )
It is a matter of great pleasure and honour to take over the responsibilities as President of BIPA. I have held several positions in BIPA for the last decade, including serving as the General Secretary for four years and Vice President for two years. I have had the opportunity to work closely with five Presidents including Dr Thakor Mistry, Dr Ranjit Baruah, Dr Ram Madina, Dr Subodh Dave and Professor Sab Bhaumik, who have contributed immensely in various ways for the growth of BIPA into a robust professional organisation in the last decade.
The BIPA annual conference which is always held during the first weekend of June has become a diarised date for several of our members. I will strive hard to maintain the excellent quality of the academic programme for the annual BIPA conferences without compromising on the social element which has been an integral part of BIPA annual conferences since its inception. Over the last two decades several members and their families who have been attending BIPA annual conferences regularly have seen their children grow, flourish and develop into bright young individuals.
BIPA is a Charity
Dr Anand Ramakrishnan( President, BIPA )
Dear Colleagues, It is my proud privilege to inform you that our BRITISH INDIAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1169838.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement which helped us to achieve this unique status. I think we are the first psychiatric organisation among all diaspora in UK to achieve this. It was not easy to get through the stringent criteria for a charity.
It is time to celebrate, rejoice, reflect and thank all the previous Presidents, Chairs and ECs of BIPA who held the flag high and maintained this wonderful organisation to very high standard. Now we should be more aware of our responsibilities and expectations as a charity. I welcome any suggestions and comments how we could improve our organisation not only for our betterment but mainly for public benefit, a huge responsibility for a charity. Please inform us any public engagement projects you are doing so that we could work together and help one another. On behalf of the Trustees and EC let me thank you for maintaining your support to modify the BIPA constitution and revise our objectives.