Atlanta, GA: The 26th annual convention of Rajasthan Medical College Alumni Inc. (RAJMAAI) was held from August 13 to 16 at Hyatt Regency,Atlanta. The convention was hosted by Dr. Brahma Taparia and his team including Dr. Neelima Kothari and Dr. Rajiv Chauhan.
This is the first time that a RAJMAAI convention was held in Atlanta.
From a historical perspective, Dr.Taparia initiated the concept of Rajmaai-G2 (generation 2)-enrollment of second generation physicians who are graduating from US medical colleges and carrying a Rajasthani heritage. Rajmaai Atlanta team also launched a Rajmaai App first time in history of Rajmaai, to improve communication, sharing information with Colleagues & convention information, was an another highlight of this event.
RAJMAAI represents more than 600 physicians practicing in the USA who have graduated from various medical colleges of Rajasthan. They are proud of their Indian heritage in general and Rajasthan in particular. They meet every year and plan strategies to help communities locally as well as back home.
Dr. Shashi Shekhar Shah, President along with Dr. Brahma Taparia, Convention Chairman and organization committee members, greeted the delegates with an Indian ceremony and welcome gifts. A total of 180 delegates attended this convention from all over United States.
Gourmet Rajasthani cuisine was served with ongoing musical programs, bringing back memories of college days during the evening of 13th August. On August 14th and 15th, two half day state of the art CME program was conducted by well renowned physician scientists such as Prof. Lucky Jain and Jagat Narula. Dr. Sanjay Jain professionally organized the CME program and his efforts were lauded by all the delegates. On Friday night, children and family rocked the stage with dance performances.
RAJMAAI also celebratedIndia’s Independence Day at the Centennial Olympic Park. Selected physicians sang national songs and invited artists displayed their performance. The audience enjoyed a variety of snacks and drinks with occasional breezes of cold air. The program concluded with an Independence Day parade with the Indian flag in everyone’s hand.
On Saturday, the banquet and the musical program was an unforgettable event. This was the evening of celebration with the internationally renowned singer Nitin Mukesh. The show continued till the wee hours of the morning. The attendees were mesmerized with the songs.
The delegates departed on 16th morning after the closing ceremony, with praise for the organizing committee for their relentless effort to serve the invited guests.