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November 12, 2010 - A.N. Kashyap Award - 2010 to our Vice President

Vinay Shetty, Vice President of Think Foundation, was presented with the A.N.Kashyap Award for the year 2010, during the 35th National ISBTI Conference organized in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The award is presented for vital contribution in the field of voluntary blood donation to a renowned social worker who has amply demonstrated brilliance in the motivational aspect, designed innovative projects, formulated strategies for development of motivators, led teams in coordination, and shared expertise with others.

The Conference was organized by the Andhra Pradesh Chapter of the Indian Society for Blood Transfusion and Immuno-Haematology (ISBTI) at the Shanti Sarovar, Brahmakumaris, Gachi Bowli, Hyderabad from 12 to 14 November 2010. I.S.B.T.I. is the premier organization in the country working for promotion of voluntary blood donation and safe blood supply in the country. More than 800 delegates from all over the country participated in the Conference.

The Conference was preceded by a two-day workshop, one for beginners and the other for advanced immuno-haematology students. The Inaugural Ceremony Ceremony had the lighting of the Lamp by Dr. Reddy, Chief Guest, with Dr. Yudhbir Singh, President ISBTI and Dr. Neelam Marwaha, Secretary General ISBTI in attendance. Presentation of Fellowships and Awards formed part of the Inaugural Ceremony.

The scientific sessions that followed had presentations by experts from all over the country. Delegates could choose between three sessions taking place in parallel, in three separate halls. The galleries outside the Halls also provided for presentations in the form of Posters by doctors and organization who desired to share their studies.