Year : 2017  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 142-

Welcome to Raipur

Prakash Narayan Shukla 
 Manopchar Nursing Home, Swamy Atmanand Marg, Raipur, Chattisgarh - 492001, India

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Prakash Narayan Shukla
Manopchar Nursing Home, Swamy Atmanand Marg, Raipur, Chattisgarh - 492001

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Shukla PN. Welcome to Raipur.Indian J Psychiatry 2017;59:142-142

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Dear colleagues,

As chairman of the Organizing Committee, it is an honour and pleasure for me to invite you to join us for active participation in the 69 th Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS), scheduled to be held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh from January 5 th to January 8 th , 2017. As you might have known that Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh on November 1 st , 2000 with its Chhattisgarhi speaking districts. Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh is the center of trade, education and administration. Naya Raipur (New Raipur), rising as new capital city of Chhattisgarh is India's fourth planned capital city after Gandhinagar, Chandigarh and Bhubneshwar and is going to be the 1 st Greenfield city of India in the 21 st Century. Naya Raipur is envisioned to be a capital city with latest architecture and modern technology. It will also uphold glorious traditions and core values of this most cultured region. It has conserved the prevailing man-nature symbiotic English Language and Indian Culture. Some of the unique features of this future-ready eco-friendly city are LED street lights, network controlled lighting system, SCADA compliant electrical and water components and dedicated optical fiber network. Conforming to the concept of Naya Raipur, ANCIPS 2017 will also be modern in the use of technology. It will use e-documents to conserve nature and to uphold the values and ethics of Indian Psychiatric Society.

Its venue, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Trade Center, Naya Raipur, spread across an area of 8000 hectares (about 20,000 acres) is taking shape fastly. the venue will be a technical paradise. The entire area will be Wi-Fi enabled. It will also be an Eden of ease and delight where RFID badges will allow hassle free access to all areas. LED screens across the venue will display all the presentations in real-time and a simple finger touch will fetch you all the needed information on your smart phone.

I would like to highlight some of the unknown facts that is, natural resources of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is known as "/kku dk dVksjk" ("Boal of Rice") as it is no. 1 in varieties of Ricces. It has more than 39500 varieties of rice. The second best quality of iron-ore (almost 65%) of the world is deposited in mountains of the south Baster the place is known as "cSykfMyk" (Bailadiala). The largest deposit of Bauxite (ore of aluminum) is in the mountains of Korba district. The largest deposit of coal also is in Korba district. The first thermal Power-Plant of Indian was commissioned at Korba in 1918. It is going to celebrate its 100 th anniversary in 2018. Almost 44 percent of the land of Chhattisgarh is covered with dense forest and this state is very rich in wild-life. The best quality of diamond has been discovered in Devbhog near Orrisa border. Mining has yet to be started.

I once again request you to kindly join us in Raipur on January 8 th , 2017, to contribute, diffuse and promote scientific, professional and intellectual knowledge to make this Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society an outstanding success. I look forward to your gracious presence and active participation.