Invitation From Organising Committee

Dear Colleagues and Honoured Guests,

It is a moment of great pride and pleasure to extend an invitation for your participation with family and friends in the ensuing 71st Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS-2019) from 31st January to 03rd February, 2019 at Lucknow which will be hosting the conference after a gap of 26 years.

Lucknow the present capital of Uttar Pradesh was in bygone days the capital of Nawabs of Awadh. The city traces its origin to Lord Lakshman the brother of Lord Rama who is said to be the founder of this town. With passage of time this city was made capital of Awadh Kingdom during the reign of 4th Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah. The last Nawab Wazid Ali Shah was an accomplished poet and dancer and was perhaps most generous patron of art. He was finally exiled by the British East India Company in 1856.

The venue of the conference is Indira Gandhi Pratishthan and the theme is “Mental Health-Nation’s Wealth”. The theme has been chosen aptly in the present scenario which would discuss promotion of positive mental health and prevention of mental disorders. With good mental health of working force productivity will increase resulting in generation of more wealth and prosperity to the nation.

This conference is going to be world class in terms of scientific deliberations. We hope to invite the best minds in psychiatry from India and around the world for brain storming scientific sessions to satiate the knowledge bank of all the delegates.

Lucknow is a city where its culture is reflected in its subtle fusion of sophistication and emotional warmth. The refined manners of its people make it different from other cities of India. The City is identified by its nazakat, nafasat, tahzeeb and pahle aap culture. The cuisine of awadh will satisfy the palate of all gourmets. Variety of kebab, birryani and different types of sweets and chats are most sought after items for any tourist to this city. In handicraft the chikan work is famous all over the world. Apart from this there are number of historical monuments in the city to attract tourism. One of the added attractions will be Night Cricket for the 1st time in IPPL finals.

Lucknow is well connected by Air, Rail and Road to all major cities of India. There are many other tourist attractions around Lucknow viz –Ayodhya, Varanasi, Prayag (Allahabad), Naimisharanya (Sitapur), Agra etc.

No wonder with all these qualities of the city a person coming to Lucknow settles down at this Nawabi city for generations. This can be summed up in the following couplet.

Looking forward to welcome you in this city of Nawabs. With regards.

Dr P K Dalal

Organising Chairperson

Prof. & Head, Department of Psychiatry King George’s
Medical University
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Dr Hemant Naidu

Organising Secretary

Consultant Psychiatrist
Nur Manzil Psychiatric Centre
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh