Considering the rapid and remarkable developments, advances and progress in the field of Assisted Reproduction all over the world and in India, Dr. Mahendra Parikh felt the need of and mooted the idea of forming an Indian Society for promoting Assisted Reproduction. Accordingly he called a historic meeting on Saturday the 16th February 1991 at 6pm at AREX Hall, IMA Bldg, Mumbai 400049 for the purpose as per the following notice.
The meeting unanimously elected Dr . Mahendra Parikh to chair the meeting as proposed by Dr . M K Patel & seconded by Dr. S. N. Daftary. This meeting, after considering various aspects of the proposal unanimously decided to form the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction .
The meeting further unanimopusly passed the Memorandum of Association of the society as proposed by Dr. S. N. Daftary and seconded by Dr D K Tank.
a) To bring together Medical personal allied scientists , organisations , philanthropists and institutions interested in various aspects of Assisted Reproduction for helping infertile couples and for developing newer and more efficient technologies for Family Welfare .
b) To collect, pool and distribute to the members of the society and other interested parties information and developments in the fields of Assisted Reproduction and relevant research activities concerning Family Welfare.
c) To make Assisted Reproduction easily available to needy infertile couples irrespective of caste, colour, creed and social status.
d) To create public awareness and opinion in matters relating to Assisted Reproduction and Family Welfare.
e) To promote at all levels of society , education in all aspects of Assisted Reproduction and relevant developments in the field of Family Welfare.
f) To advise and coordinate with other organisations, and Government, corporate and other authorities on technical and clinical research aspects of Assisted Reproduction and relevant developments in the field of Family Welfare.
g) To promote, sponsor and organise lectures, meetings, orations, seminars, symposia, panel discussions, workshops training programmes, conference, etc. with the purpose of exchanging and advancing knowledge on all aspects of Assisted Reproduction including its relevant Family Welfare aspects.
h) To promote, sponsor, assist, organise and carry out research in any aspect of Assisted Reproduction and Family Welfare .
i) To collaborate with, assist, subsrcibe to and affiliate with any other body - Indian , Foreign or International - having objects altogether or in part similar to those of the society .
j) To create orations, awards, fellowships, scholarships, prizes etc., for scientists interested in any aspect of Assisted Reproduction and relevant Family Welfare .
k) To promote, sponsor and publish bulletins, news letters, journals, books etc., to serve as a medium of communication and advancement of knowledge amongst the members of the society and other individuals, organisations, agencies and institutions interested in Assisted Reproduction and relevant Family Welfare .
l) To do or get done anything necessary or desirable for the promotion and fulfilment of the aims and objects of the society.
m) To receive donations in cash or kind for the various activities of the society.
The meeting also passed unanimously the Rules Regulations of the society as proposed by Dr. M K Patel and seconded by Dr. Veerbala Parikh
1. The word ‘he’ wherever it stands in this constitution shall represent both male and female member of the society.
The meeting thereafter, unanimously elected the following Executive Committee to hold office for 7 years .
Subsequently the following were co-opted by the Executive Committee on 6/8/1991 ---
Dr . B . N . Chakravarty
Dr . R . P . Soonawala
Dr . Mohanlal Swarankar
As proposed by Dr. S N Daftary and seconded by Dr. Vinod B Joshi , Dr. C . L Jhaveri was unanimously elected as Hon. Patron of the Society.
Lastly as proposed by Dr. M K Patel and seconded by Dr. S . N Daftary, Dr. Mahendra. N .Parikh was unanimously elected to represent the society on all National and International organisations and bodies dealing with assisted Reproduction.
OFFICE OF THE SOCIETY
From its inception till 7/6/2000 the office of the Society was located at 43, Vasant, Off Carter Road, Khar , Mumbai - 400052 , the premises provided by Dr. Mahendra Parikh for use free of cost. On 7/6/2000 the society purchased its own office premises at 23 A, 2nd floor, Elco Arcade, 84, Hill Road, Bandra ( West ), Mumbai – 400050.
At Special General Body Meeting held at Delhi on Thursday 10th February 2000 The General Body designated Dr. Mahendra Parikh as Founder President.
PRESENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Dr . B . N . Chakravarty
Dr . Asha Rao
Dr . Vijay Mangoli
National Congresses on Assisted Reproduction and Advances in Management of Infertility
The Society Regularly sponsors Annual National congress on Assisted Reproduction and Advances in Management of Infertility along with relevant Workshops . Eight such congresses have been held so far.