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Professional backgrounds

International Fellowship / Award
Received the ASHOKA INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP, Virginia, U.S.A. (1990) for promotion & prevention of mental health problems, anti drug programs and drug detoxification camps.

International Invitation
Visited United States of America from 3rd. April to 2nd. Of May (4 weeks) 1990 on invitation from the Governor of U.S.A. through U.S.I.S. The reason for visit was to exchange views on drug abuse.

International Presentations
Two oral papers were presented at the International Congress of World Psychiatric Association at Florence, Italy, November 10 – 13, 2004.

Four Posters were presented at the XIII World Congress of Psychiatry held at Cairo, Egypt from September 10 – 15, 2005.

One Abstract has been selected for publication in the ECCO 13 abstract book of the European Journal of Cancer Supplement (EJC). Paris 30th Oct 2005 to 3rd Nov 2005.

One Poster was presented at the WPA Centennial Congress held at Madrid , Spain from 19th. to 22nd. April 2006.

One Poster was presented at the 19th. Panhellenic Congress of Psychiatry at Athens from May 4th.to 8th. 2006.

Two Posters was presented at the XIV World Congress of Psychiatry held at Istanbul, Turkey from July 12th. to 16th. 2006.

Two Posters and One Oral Presentation at the 2nd. International Conference of SAARC Psychiatric Federation held at Kathmandu from November 17th. to 19th. 2006.

Participated CME Course no. 25-Introduction to Cognitive –Behavioral Therapy at American Psychiatric Association 160th.Anual Meeting, San Diego, America. On May 20th. 2007.

Participated 'Addressing Patient Needs: Access, Parity and Human Care' at the American Psychiatric Association 160th.Anual Meeting, San Diego, America. from May 19th. To 24th. 2007.

National Fellowship /Award
Awarded the RIPPAN KAPOOR 'CRY' FELLOWSHIP for project on school children. Awarded the 'AGNISIKHA 2001' award for excellent work in the field of Mental Health.

Policy Maker at The National Level
(Ministry Of Human Resource & Development)

Nominated by the Prime Minister of India to be in the advisory board for National Youth Forum from Eastern India to make youth policies for the nation along with other Central & State level dignitaries. In that meeting held at Parliament House, New Delhi, a written resolution has been passed by the house to make a Mental Health Committee which will make new policies on Mental Health and Drug Abuse in our country and implement through the National Youth Forum throughout the Nation. Previously there was no such Mental Health Committee for the youth at the national level.

Publication of Mental Health Materials
Running a regular column on mental health in Bengali news daily AAJ KAAL and a monthly health magazine SUSTHYA for more than five years.

"Angel" premier health magazine in Bengali ---editor

"swastha Katha" Bengali health tabloid editor Electronic Media
In Tara News, on every Friday from 8 to 9 pm. (Direct phone interaction with the author.)
Repeat telecast on following Sunday 2 - 3 pm.
Subject : CHELEBELA (Phone in program for school students/teachers/guardians).

In Tara News every Saturday from 2 to 2.30 pm. (Direct phone interaction with the author.)
Subject : MON NIYE.