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Dr Prasad gets Pravasi Diwas Award in Delhi

January 29
20:46 2012

Jagmohan Singh, Uganda High Commissioner to India Nameesha Madhvani; Dr C. M. Prasad, Balram Jakhar and Gov. Sardar Dr. Iqbal Singh

NEW YORK: Dr. C.M. Prasad, an eminent psychiatrist based in Washington DC was conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Diwas award for his achievements in the field of medicine at national and international levels by Lt. Governor of Pondicherry Sardar Dr. Iqbal Singh at a glittering ceremony held in Hotel Le Meridian of New Delhi recently.

Former Speaker of Lok Sabha and Union Minister Dr Balaram Jakhar; Uganda High Commissioner to India Nameesha Madhvani; former CBI director Joginder Singh; British NRI entrepreneur Dr Rami Ramger and many other national and international guests of honor felicitated the awardees chosen from all over the world.

The awards were presented by NRI Institute, a non-profit NGO of People of Indian Origin founded in 1989 to provide a platform for the Indians living in India and abroad. It promotes NRI investments in India and paves the way for effective interaction with government and authorities.

The Institute highlights the achievements of NRIs and PIOs in their chosen field of activities and presents awards to prominent PIOs and NRIs. It brings out a fortnightly Newsletter updating NRIs the world over about the socio economic and political happenings taking place in India.

The Institute had organized its 12th annual event – Pravasi Divas Calling NRIs: Advantage India seminar Jan at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi. The NRI Institute’s Pravasi Awards were presented to select Peoples of Indian Origin living in India and abroad for their outstanding achievements in their chosen field of activities and their contribution to the socio-economic development of India and the country of their adoption, according to Jagmohan Singh, founder of the Institute.

Dr. Prasad is a physician practicing General Psychiatry in Washington DC metropolitan area. Crossroads Professional Counseling Centers in Annandale, VA is Dr. Prasad’s Outpatient clinic. Dr. Prasad’s expertise includes psychiatry – general, geriatric, correctional, emergency, addiction medicine, and pain management.

A native of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Prasad’s did his M.Sc.-Medical Pharmacology from M.S. University in Baroda; PhD in Pharmacology from University of Bombay and graduated with his MD degree in Juarez, Mexico. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2011, also was made Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA) in 2011.

A member of the clinical faculty in George Washington University in Washington DC, Dr. Prasad has the unique distinction of contributing to a training DVD as an examining physician of a patient interview for the mock examination. This 75 minute DVD was prepared in 2007 by American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies (Beat the Boards!) and was distributed to over 3000 candidates taking Psychiatry Part II board exam in the United States.

In 2011 Dr. Prasad was honored with Maryland Governor’s Citation in recognition of leadership in promoting business, trade and job growth in Maryland.

He is also a recipient of National leadership Award by National Republican Congressional Committee in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to Republican ideals and in particular for assistance and guidance administered to the Republican Leadership in the area of Health Care Reform.

India Post News Service

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