Indian Doctors Association Gala Funds Charity Clinic

IDA board members.                                Photos: Bijay Dixit

IDA board members. Photos: Bijay Dixit

HOUSTON: The 33rd annual gala of the Indian Doctors Association (IDA) was held on April 12, at the Westin Oaks, Houston. About 470 guests, physicians and non physicians attended this event. This was a record number this year who came to attend this gala.
The Indian Doctors Association serves the function of networking, community service, education and mentoring to young students and physicians. As part of the community service drive, it has its Indian  Doctors Charity clinic which is a completely free clinic. A sum of $10,000 was presented by Dr. Uttam Tripathy, a practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and the president of the organization to Dr. KT Shah who runs the charity clinic.

$10,000 donation to The Indian Doctors Charity Clinic

$10,000 donation to The Indian Doctors Charity Clinic

In addition, this year, three medical school scholarships were given to one student from each of the three medical schools ( Baylor College of Medicine, UT Health Sciences and UTMB, Galveston). Hirani Vin from Baylor, Jaimin Shah from UT and Sonam Jaggi from UTMB were the recipients of the $2,500 scholarships this year, given for exemplary academic performance and community service.
A vendor fair preceded the gala with displays of various technological improvements in the field of medicine. The gala event was celebrated with the rhythm and beats of India, a cultural extravaganza with dances from various parts of the country performed by the Sunanda Nair school of art and Shivangini Mathur school of dance. Overall, it was a fun social evening for a great cause.
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